Friday Fun...Are You Superstitious?

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Home Stager with Room Service Home Staging

Friday Fun...Are You Superstitious?


Since it’s Friday the 13th I was curious if you have or know anyone who is superstitious about this day. 


Years ago when I still wore suits and high heels, I was with one of my consultants calling on clients in downtown Houston.


My consultant was superstitious, so we could not step on a crack or walk under the scaffolding that was on many of the sidewalks. We ended up walking out of our way to avoid it.  Downtown blocks in Houston are long and my feet were killing me!

Just the other day, I wrote a post about how dropping your chopsticks on the floor is thought to be unlucky. And I have found myself knocking wood or biting my tongue in some situations, knowing full well that neither of those actions will make any difference.

The University of Houston went on a winning streak and I was wearing a particular UH shirt. Guess what shirt I still wear when they’re playing!?!

What about you? Are you superstitious? Do you have little things you do that might be considered superstitious?

Comments (35)

Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

In general, I'm not superstitious. I just never like to calculate out my commissions before a house is closed.

Aug 13, 2021 12:06 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

No not at all Kathy!  I didn't even know it was the 13th and good stuff has been happening all morning long!

Aug 13, 2021 12:15 PM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Hello Kathy.  I DO NOT say, or post, anything about 'under contract' 'accepted offer' 'pending on 4 sale signs'.  I speak of it only to those involved until recorded.  Chuckle if you like but too many times have I been bitten and in very short order.  lol   

Aug 13, 2021 12:37 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker

Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint I'm with you on that... I don't post those signs either.

Aug 14, 2021 04:16 AM
Jeff Shipwash
Shipwash Properties LLC - Knoxville, TN
Home Buyer/House Flipper

When watching sports, If my team starts performing well, I will not move in the position that I am currently sitting it. So I may be just a little!!!

Aug 13, 2021 12:42 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Wayne Martin I'm not either in that I don't feel like if I don't do something, there will be bad consequences. 

Lise Howe I'd imagine that was a tough time for him. Interesting how we follow patterns that have served us well!!!

Aug 13, 2021 04:46 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy if you were truly superstitious you would not only have warn the same UH shirt for every game, but you would never wash it. 

The people around you thank you for not being that superstitious.  ☺️

Aug 13, 2021 04:58 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Kat Palmiotti I can remember that my uncle firmly believed that things happen in 3's. 

Hi Sham Reddy CRS I agree. We went out and had lunch with good friends!  All is well.

Aug 13, 2021 05:19 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Bob "RealMan" Timm maybe not superstitious but wishful thinking or a dream. In any event, I hope it's not a thing of the past. And yes...rabbit's feet!!!

Michael Jacobs come on...we want some pondering time on superstitions!  

 

 

Aug 13, 2021 05:24 PM
Michael Jacobs

Perhaps in September. That'll be the next one.

Aug 13, 2021 05:55 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Brian England I think that's why I do things too like knocking on wood. 

Ron and Alexandra Seigel the day would have passed me by until I happened to check my calendar to enter a lunch date earlier this week. 

Aug 13, 2021 05:28 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Joan Cox exactly...why tempt fate!!!

Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty just to be safe...right?!!!

Aug 13, 2021 05:33 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Wendy Rulnick I'd not heard that one!   Someone told me seeing cardinals was good luck too!!!

Rocky Dickerson I'm grateful for that kind of good luck. 

Aug 13, 2021 05:38 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Roy Kelley I too love hearing the different stories about superstition. 

Will Hamm i know many people who will not walk under an open ladder!!!You're not alone. 

Aug 13, 2021 05:40 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

When the SEAHAWKS are winning, don't smell my favorite jersey, after a loss I wash out the loss Kathy Streib  

 

Aug 13, 2021 05:41 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Sheri Sperry - MCNE® I think his mother was on to something!!!! Someone told me it was bad luck to put your purse on the floor. 

Nina Hollander, Broker that's not superstition..it's following the old saying of "Don't count your chickens before they're hatched"

Aug 13, 2021 05:41 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

There you go!!! No superstitions!!! Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker Glad good things are happening to you!

Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint not chuckling at all. I'd be the same way!!!

Aug 13, 2021 05:44 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Jeff Shipwash I'm the same way many times!  I wear the same shirt too. 

Aug 13, 2021 05:45 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Kathy.

No ma'am not at all, my mother on the other hand was.  I remember she was driving home one afternoon.  A black cat ran across the roadway, we took a 15 mile detour to get home.

Aug 14, 2021 12:14 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

I have little thinks that I'm quirky superstitious about.  My dad was very superstitious about Friday the 13th.  And, he actually was hit broadside in an intersection, on one of them.

Aug 14, 2021 12:59 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Kathy -  I sm really but that being said I am glad when Friday the 13th is over.

Aug 14, 2021 04:19 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Kathy:

I can't say that I am superstitious nor do I give much thought to Friday the 13th but know a few peole who are.

Jeff

 

Aug 15, 2021 12:23 PM