Superstitions



  • Anyone got any good superstitions they actually live by to share?

    I'll go first. I work IT. A long time back someone brought in donuts for a code release. The release became a nightmare. No donuts? Release was fine. Bagels? The release was a nightmare.

    We now actually have about 30+ people with a solid no circular breakfast food on release day rule. No lie. People will be mad at you for bringing bagels or donuts when it's showtime. Young people, old people, management, atheists, evangelicals, it doesn't matter. This is a thing.


  • Pitcrew

    I always carry a pee cup and as many barf bags as there are seats in my car. Since I put the pee cup in there I have never been stuck for 5 hours in my car a snowstorm or had anyone adult or child have an emergency in rush hour traffic. Since the barf bags while I have indeed transported up to 4 GI virus-having people in my van at a time, I have not had a multiple person simultaneous vomitfest while I've been attempting to drive.



  • @mietze That's amazing. Like...by virtue of being prepared for it, it's kept you safe from it so far.


  • Pitcrew

    @Ghost We have 3 months of food/other non perishable supplies in prep for The Big One, and bug out bags for every person in the family. Thus far no major earthquake or zombie plague. You're welcome, PacificNWers.


  • Pitcrew

    Current ones? No. However, previously? Yes.

    There was a season where if I watched the hockey game, my team lost. If I listened to it on the radio, they won. This was an extremely frustrating year.

    Also, it rained every Friday my freshman year of college. I don't know why, it just did. Sometimes it was all day. Sometimes it was only a few minutes. Sometimes it was in the middle of the night. But every single Friday. More often than not, my friends and I would be hanging out on the dorm steps and watch a parade of girls who got all dolled up for a frat party stumble home, soaked and shivering. By the end of the first semester, hearing "Bring an umbrella - it's Friday" was not uncommon in my group of ladies.



  • @Aria said in Superstitions:

    There was a season where if I watched the hockey game, my team lost

    Was that this season, by any chance? :(


  • Pitcrew

    @Ghost You suck. ^_^

    (Also, no. I think I caught all of three games this season. The hours at my internship were ass.)



  • @Aria said in Superstitions:

    @Ghost You suck. ^_^

    (Also, no. I think I caught all of three games this season. The hours at my internship were ass.)

    Hey, I suffered, too. They traded Simmonds. :(

    We had that problem with the coyotes, too. Every time I watched on TV they lost, but every game I went to, they'd win.

    Yotes haven't been to the playoffs in 7 years, but the few years prior they were in the playoffs I stopped watching them play in the playoffs altogether so maybe they'd win.



  • Another one: Metallica in my friend's Honda CRV

    This one was weird. Eons ago my friend and I used to drive around town in his black Honda CRV blasting metal music everywhere. We'd listen to Pantera, Megadeth, Suicidal, Corrosion, Slayer, etc with no issues.

    The moment he put Metallica in the CD player the car just died in the desert on a stretch of highway about 2 miles from a gas station. Luckily it was night and we were able to call someone to come help us.

    He got the car fixed. Put Metallica in again? Broke down.

    Got rid of the car, got a new one, put Metallica in? Engine light.

    He got a hold of me a few years back and said that for over 15 years he had a NO Metallica rule in his car and things were generally okay, but he actually broke down again and it just so happened to be that Metallica was on the radio.

    Fuel my ass.


  • Pitcrew

    My dad would send my stepmother upstairs when his teams were losing in football way back when. They said it worked ( I think she was happier upstairs anyhow).

    If I watch the local college basketball team with people, they win. Alone? They lose.


  • Pitcrew

    I literally have not finished watching the movie Powder... Every attempt has failed. I would always get to one part, and then something would come up. Back in hish school I think my parets came to pick me up, and then the second time guests came over, there was always some inconvenience.

    The last time i tried to watch it with some friends, we got past the part I always ended near and got further into the movie than I ever did before...

    And Lightening struck in the back yard, tore down a power line, that fell into my friends above ground pool. Edit: To be clear, this was less than 20 feet from where we all sat.

    The gods have spoken.



  • Every time I have ignored a 'gut instinct' to not go somewhere, I've gotten into a bad car accident.

    Like that sense of 'Maybe I shouldn't......'

    So nowadays whenever I get that little inkling in myself of 'I shouldn't do that thing' I don't. I've learned my lesson enough.


  • Pitcrew

    @Ghost said in Superstitions:

    Hey, I suffered, too. They traded Simmonds. :(

    Why would you remind me?! Are you trying to ruin my Friday, fucker?

    <insert crying gif>



  • Every time I would go to a certain club in Atlanta, GA, I would run into a friend of mine from the PA Renaissance festival. It was the same for him.

    Every. Single. Time. For. Three. Years.

    Neither of us even lived in Georgia.
    I lived in Delaware.
    He lived in PA.

    Every.
    Single.
    Time.
    For.
    Three.
    Years.

    We just knew the other person would be there, after about the... sixth time?

    Not the trippiest shit in my life, but it's up there.


  • Pitcrew

    @Wretched This is me with Gladiator. I have never, ever made it through that movie. I've passed out, gotten sick, had the power go out, and gotten into a fight with the guy I was watching it with, so I left.


  • Pitcrew

    @Macha said in Superstitions:

    @Wretched This is me with Gladiator. I have never, ever made it through that movie. I've passed out, gotten sick, had the power go out, and gotten into a fight with the guy I was watching it with, so I left.

    'Gladiator' is the name of his sled.


  • Pitcrew

    I'm not superstitious



  • @Aria

    I know Simmonds was popular, but he was gone. If you want to blame someone for the crappy season, try Hakstol or the revolving carousel that was your goalie until Carter Hart showed up.

    Y’all would have been better with Scott Foster in net.


  • Pitcrew

    @Ganymede said in Superstitions:

    @Aria

    I know Simmonds was popular, but he was gone. If you want to blame someone for the crappy season, try Hakstol or the revolving carousel that was your goalie until Carter Hart showed up.

    Y’all would have been better with Scott Foster in net.

    To be fair, we've had a garbage time with goalies for.... effectively the entire time I've been a Flyers fan. So, like.... since 2002 or so? I do not understand why they can't figure this out.

    Whatever. I'm just going to cling to Bryce Harper's leg and cry.



  • Gotta use the washroom before my commute. Every single time I'm in a rush and skip the pre-emptive counterstrike, the train has a delay of some sort and I'm dying by the time I get anywhere. Also, doing step calculations in these situations seems to make it worse.


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