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    • July 4, 2012 11:09 AM CDT
    • Saw an interesting thing at the store

      The other day I was at the grocery store and witnessed an interesting thing.

       

      The woman's total ended in 666. It was something like $56.66. She grabbed a thing of tic tacs and had the woman ring it in to change the total. She didn't like the 666.  She didn't make a huge deal out of it. Just sort of mentioned she didn't like the 666 in the total and added the tic tacs. Her kids did, asking why and she just kind of ignored them.

       

      I have no opinion really on whether I think it was a good or bad or weird thing she did. I just found it interesting.

       

      My sister was there and mentioned someone she knows that will add things or pump a bit more gas if he doesn't like the numbers for the total.

       

      Barb

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    • July 4, 2012 2:41 PM CDT
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      I didn't like 3s. My whole life, I've disliked 3, and numbers that include 3, and 9 was RIGHT OUT of there. As long as I was in my 30s, bad things kept happening to me. Every time things included a 3, it went bad, poor luck or otherwise.Once I turned 40, it seems to have stopped.


      Is it superstition? Absolutely. Her's is probably related to religious superstition. Mine is self-induced. Doesn't hurt anything in the long run though, so I ignore it when I see it or experience it.

    • July 4, 2012 3:11 PM CDT
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      Hmmmm........... I'm too apparently too self absorbed to pay attention to such outside factors. Undecided

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    • July 4, 2012 8:02 PM CDT
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      I knew that but I'm not very superstitious. I guess if 666 came up constantly/repeatedly it might make me nervous but I probably wouldn't notice it unless someone pointed it out to me.

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    • July 5, 2012 10:47 AM CDT
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      Are we headed toward the dreaded "politics and/or regilion" debates? I hope not over a simple observation at the grocery store. :) 

       

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    • July 5, 2012 1:21 PM CDT
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      I had a friend once who owned a grooming and boarding business... her business number was xxx-xxx-1666.  I would have requested another number simply because I wouldn't want the negative (for many) association.  It didn't bother her or her clients...

       

      Will say that I like 4's... the first house I bought had a street address of 420 and my present home is 440.  I think that's cool.

       

    • July 5, 2012 3:04 PM CDT
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      Papsnpaints said:

      Are we headed toward the dreaded "politics and/or regilion" debates? I hope not over a simple observation at the grocery store. :) 

       

      No, we won't be headed there. :)

       

      Barb

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    • July 5, 2012 3:43 PM CDT
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      GroomsAtHome, 440 is a number that has a special meaning to me. Long story so I won't go into detail but I use it whenever I can.Smile



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    • July 5, 2012 4:46 PM CDT
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      Fear of any numbers, or a belief that a number is special or lucky is all superstition, regardless of whys. It doesn't make it less real in a person's mind.


      If someone really thinks the number 4 is lucky(my favorite number), then they will notice positive things regarding 4s. The same number of positive things could be happening with the number 5... or 8... but we wouldn't notice them, because we don't have any association with those numbers.


      Just like if someone asked you "Look at how many people are wearing red shirts today!"  You might be able to mention that about 40 people walked by in the mall wearing red shirts... but if someone asked you "How many wore green shirts?" you wouldn't have a single clue. You were only noticing red, and green thus fades into background noise.


      Human perceptions can affect how we feel, thus how we react, thus affect the actual circumstances. Superstititions are normally a self-fullfilling prophecy.

    • July 5, 2012 9:37 PM CDT
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      DCDogs said:

      It's not a silly superstition, it’s biblical. Being afraid of the number 13 is a silly superstition.


      Actually, it's historically based. A French king and a pope in 1307 tortured and killed a very large percentage of the Knights Templar on October 13 across the whole of of Europe. Even the black cat thing is historically based, see Spanish Inquisition
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    • July 6, 2012 7:33 AM CDT
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      Pretty much all superstitions are historically based. Even the fear of the number 13, if you must clarify biblical vs. superstition, would be a biblical reference. There were 13 people around the table at the Last Supper and Judas was the 13th member to arrive. Very unlucky for Christ. Also, Christ was crucified on a Friday which makes any Friday the 13th especially unlucky.

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    • July 13, 2012 12:08 PM CDT
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      I am NOT superstitious but we had a couple things happen today and my husband mentioned that is was Friday the 13th. He needed help loading steers to haul to the sale this morning and I helped him get them sorted and the first load in the trailer. I left to get ready to milk the cow and looked back and saw the trailer was sitting reeeeeally low in the front. I thought to myself the steers must be packed in the front to make it so unlevel. I went out there to put something in his pick up and the trailer had come off the ball & the trailer tongue was on the ground. How did that happen? He has a hitch that has three different ball sizes and he had the smallest one up and it should have been the 2". Now I'm the glass half full side of this relationship, I said WOW, it's lucky this happened before you pulled away. It would have been really bad if it had happened on the highway. Can you imagine wrecking a trailer with a load of cattle? 
      The livestock barn is 30 minutes from here so I called on my way to work to see if he needed me to help load the next group. He didn't since they are sorted and penned in the alleyway. He said that we didn't put the hitch pin back in when we turned the ball hitch over. I don't know what clued  him in that something wasn't right but Thank Goodness he caught it in time.  He said It's Friday the 13th.
      Two screw ups, one his, one mine and both could have ended horribly and didn't. I say that luck was with us not against us.
      After he got all the steers over there he went fishing. I hope his luck holds. I'm wanting to make Catfish Parmesan for my family reunion tomorrow! 

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