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What do you do to tempt fate, flirt with danger, and spit in the eye of superstition?

Asked by Jeruba (48719points) May 13th, 2009

I pet black cats, tease my hairdresser when he’s standing behind me with a pair of scissors, and make reckless jokes about God.

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MrKnowItAll's avatar

I point out the imperfections of others.

BookReader's avatar

…sometimes making a daily decision of any kind requires that we take matters into our own hands- I do often enough…

Aethelwine's avatar

I wear white after Labor Day and I put my hat on my bed.

SeventhSense's avatar

…You dance with death. You must be the child of Zeus

As for me, well I walk under ladders, break mirrors, sneeze with no one to bless me, I embark upon important endeavors and travel on Friday the 13th and drop salt and laugh heartily.
But of course I’ve made a pact with Beelzebub I get unlimited superstition minutes on weekends

hungryhungryhortence's avatar

Everytime I say, “yes” to love.

The_Compassionate_Heretic's avatar

Every time I take the subway after dark.

dynamicduo's avatar

Superstitions don’t have any actual impact on my regular life. Hence, I love petting black cats and anything with 666 in it.

_bob's avatar

Here are some more examples.

TaoSan's avatar

I don’t put my seatbelt on…

I rather go squish than live as a paraplegic or otherwise damaged. Combine that with the fact that I constantly proclaim that god is dead…. oy oy oy.

SeventhSense's avatar

Speaking of 666. Here are some interesting geometric patterns relating to the biblical number of the Christ and the number 666.

AstroChuck's avatar

Whenever the opportunity presents itself on my mail route, I walk under ladders. I make a definite point to.

YARNLADY's avatar

@bob_ GA That is hilarious

I microwave my vegetables and meat on 666 setting, which is six minutes and 66 seconds.

TheBox193's avatar

I climb mountains that are rather dangerous. Looking over the edge of a several thousand foot cliff will give you a good sock of adrenaline. I know all I have to do is let my foot slip and I’m good as dead.

zephyr826's avatar

I teach in a high school. :)

wundayatta's avatar

When something has been going well for some time, I think about how it hasn’t gone wrong for a long time. Like, if one of my tires has not gotten a flat for a long time, I’ll wonder at that (bicycle tire), which, if you’re superstitious, is just asking for a flat.

At first, I think I’m tempting fate, but then I tell myself that what I think about has nothing to do with glass and other detritis in the road.

I just had to fix a flat this week. Very slow leak, though.

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