111. Superstitions

I am not superstitious, are you?
Yesterday was Friday the 13th.
Some people think that Friday the 13th is an unlucky day.
I think that it is just like any other day.
Some people believe that if a black cat crosses your path, you will have bad luck.
I don't believe that either.
My mother always gets upset if I open an umbrella in the house.
She says that is bad luck.
She is probably right about that one.
Because an open umbrella would take up a lot of space,
and you might knock things over.
If your left hand is itchy, you are supposed to get money.
I have had an itchy left hand before, but I haven't received any money because of it.
It is bad luck to walk under a ladder.
That is probably true because you might knock somebody off the ladder,
or have a can of paint fall on top of you.
If you are acting in a play, it is bad luck if someone says "Good luck to you"
This is very confusing.
You are supposed to tell an actor to "break a leg"
It doesn't mean that you want the actor to break his leg.
It means good luck to the actor.
Actors have a lot of superstitions that are very unusual.
I am not superstitious.
I don't believe in superstitions at all.
It is just fun to learn about superstitions.
Some of them are very old and have been passed down from generation to generation.
I once did a project at school on superstitions.
It was a very interesting topic, and I got a good mark for it.

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