Friday the 13th?, and other superstitions real or utter nonsense?

  • With today being Friday the 13th, just wondered does anyone believe that it actually is a day that bad luck happens or just a load of superstitious nonsense?


    I am in the just a load of superstitious nonsense camp and believe that if anything bad happens it's just because shit happens occasionally.

    Young boys in the park jumpers for goalpost that's what footballs all about isn't it.

  • I think its just superstitious nonsense, but that said I don't walk under ladders and I certainly wouldn't to it on today of all days!


    One of neighbours about four doors down, has a load of men working on their house, so there's a load of ladders on their house and they have a black cat too....;) Shall I tempt fate and pay them a visit?:/=O:P

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  • One of neighbours about four doors down, has a load of men working on their house

    Curiously we've got the same. Looks like a loft conversion going in. Only one ladder though.


    Like you I avoid walking under ladders simply because however careful the person is up the ladder they might just drop something and a 2lb club hammer from 20 feet could seriously put a dent in your day.^^

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  • I'm at the end of my road and look onto the back gardens of the next road it joins into and all the houses along that road as far as I can see, have had these dormer extensions put into their lofts turning them into a "proper" level for living in and they have balconies too...


    Now this has started down my road too.

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  • Oh, oh, guess what day it will be on Friday??=O


    And a black cat has recently started visiting my garden too.=O=O=O  ^^

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  • The black cat visiting your garden is a good omen. It may signify a change of some kind. Maybe it's an ancestor come to visit. 8)

    There, in a mauve light of drifted lupins,

    They hung in the cupped hands of mountains

    Made of tingling atoms.- Ted Hughes


  • Not a chance, the black cat will fix him if he ever gives that a try

    There, in a mauve light of drifted lupins,

    They hung in the cupped hands of mountains

    Made of tingling atoms.- Ted Hughes


  • I think people would be astonished at what their cats get up to in other people's gardens at night.

    There, in a mauve light of drifted lupins,

    They hung in the cupped hands of mountains

    Made of tingling atoms.- Ted Hughes


  • I think people would be astonished at what their cats get up to in other people's gardens at night.

    We used to be plagued by them and not just during the night. I had spent years improving my soil with tons of compost and a yearly load of well rotted horse manure, producing soli like compost that the dear little pussies thought was ideal for them to use

    And then we acquired two dogs, and have never seen any cats since

    A Hand Up Not A Hand Out

  • Kill everything in sight and yes, use your garden as a toilet. My dog will eat them but they are shrewd and come in when he's not out.

    There, in a mauve light of drifted lupins,

    They hung in the cupped hands of mountains

    Made of tingling atoms.- Ted Hughes


  • Yep. And dig up all my flower beds, apart from that, they're lovely!:)


    I get lots of cat visitors during the night. They appear on my garden cam photos.

    I'm going to have to get myself one of those. Your hedgehog cam was brilliant. I can add it to the garden cam already out there surveying my border with the neighbours.

    We used to be plagued by them and not just during the night. I had spent years improving my soil with tons of compost and a yearly load of well rotted horse manure, producing soli like compost that the dear little pussies thought was ideal for them to use

    And then we acquired two dogs, and have never seen any cats since

    It's why I get a lot of cats in my garden, because one, I've got a garden rather than a "yard" now which is becoming the norm in my parts and secondly many people have cats, so the options for the cats are limited, so they head in my direction.


    As far as I can tell, I get about five or six different cats that visit at the moment.

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  • We used to be plagued by them and not just during the night. I had spent years improving my soil with tons of compost and a yearly load of well rotted horse manure, producing soli like compost that the dear little pussies thought was ideal for them to use

    And then we acquired two dogs, and have never seen any cats since

    Unfortunately, the local cats have learned that our dogs are always indoors during the night. Yesterday, the dogs went ballistic when they looked through the bi-fold doors and saw our local grey squirrel running along the top of the fence. I only hope it can outrun them if it ever comes into the garden while the dogs are out.


    EDIT: I wonder if the squirrel will eat my hazel nuts when they are ripe. I have seen it scrambling through that bush before the nuts had developed, so maybe it realises what type of bush it is.

  • Unfortunately, the local cats have learned that our dogs are always indoors during the night. Yesterday, the dogs went ballistic when they looked through the bi-fold doors and saw our local grey squirrel running along the top of the fence. I only hope it can outrun them if it ever comes into the garden while the dogs are out.


    EDIT: I wonder if the squirrel will eat my hazel nuts when they are ripe. I have seen it scrambling through that bush before the nuts had developed, so maybe it realises what type of bush it is.

    Here, in a local wooded country park, there are squirrels which are a main attraction for the many visitors. The squirrels have learned that these visitors come with peanuts, and are happy to take them off the hands of the visitors. Some will even sit on children's shoulders to enjoy their feast which generates an army of camera shots

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  • That used to be my favourite part when I went to parks as a kid and feeding the ducks of course.:) (still is now!)

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  • I don't knowingly know any Jasons so I think I'm safe. :/

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  • That used to be my favourite part when I went to parks as a kid and feeding the ducks of course.:) (still is now!)

    That same park I referred to has all sorts of aquatic birds on a couple of big lakes, including lots of ducks and swans. Visitors bring bags full of food, the crafty squirrels occupy the trees near the main entrance to get first picking of the food coming in

    We always took bread to feed the birds as well as peanuts for the squirrels but there was a move to stop feeding bread as it could be harmful yet they all looked very healthy and rushed to gather and fight over the food

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  • Yep, feeding bread is prohibited in my local parks too, for the reason that idiot people served all out of date bread to birds that was rotting and the birds were getting various diseases as a result.


    Friday the 13th has lived up to its name in my area, the tree right outside my house in the street has just been executed by the council.X(





    The ghettosisation of my area continues.:cursing:

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  • Don't know. There weren't many leaves on it this year, so perhaps the tree was dying, but never got any notification this was going to happen and I doubt a replacement will get planted. It wasn't a old tree either, only about fifteen years old.


    It was a crab apple and looked stunning in the Spring.:(

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  • With continual despair about the destruction of trees everywhere, especially the Amazon rain forest they would want to hang on to as many trees as they could

    When tin mining was king in Cornwall they chopped each and every tree they could find for pit props, and failed to replace them. Now the Council are planning to plant 1,000.000 trees

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