Sunday, October 11, 2009

Friday the 13th: eBay Blog Post Oct.13, 2006

Paraskevidekatriaphobia - DO U SUFFER?

What does it mean you ask?

A person suffering from Paraskevidekatriaphobia

Is to FEAR ,
Friday the 13th!

Friday was also said to be a particularly unlucky day on which to undertake anything that represented a beginning or the start of a new venture, thus we find references to all of the following activities as endeavors best avoided on Fridays:
  • Needle-working: "I knew an old lady who, if she had nearly completed a piece of needlework on a Thursday, would put it aside unfinished, and set a few stitches in her next undertaking, that she might not be obliged either to begin the new task on Friday or to remain idle for a day." (1883)
  • Harvesting: "My father once decided to start harvest on a Friday, and men went out on the Thursday evening, and, unpaid, cut along one side of the first field with their scythes, in order to dodge the malign fates which a Friday start would begin." (1933)
  • Laying the keel of, or launching, a ship: "Fisherman would have great misgivings about laying the keel of a new boat on Friday, as well as launching one on that day." (1885)
  • Beginning a sea voyage: "Sailors are many of them superstitious . . . A voyage begun [on a Friday] is sure to be an unfortunate one." (1823)
  • Beginning a journey: "I knew another poor woman, who . . . made it a rule never to . . . set out on a journey on a Friday." (1804)
  • Giving birth: "A child born on a Friday is doomed to misfortune." (1846)
  • Getting married: "As to Friday, a couple married on that day are doomed to a cat-and-dog life." (1879)
  • Recovering from illness: "If you have been ill, don't get up for the first time on a Friday." (1923)
  • Hearing news: "If you hear anything new on a Friday, it gives you another wrinkle on your face, and adds a year to your age." (1883)
  • Moving: "Don't move on a Friday, or you won't stay there very long." (1982)
  • Starting a new job: "Servants who go into their situations on Friday, never go to stay." (1923)
In some cases, Good Friday (the Friday before Easter) was regarded as an exception!!!!

FOR ME, the 13th is LUCKY!

I was born on May 13th.
I turned 16 on Friday the 13th AND still passed and got
My drivers license for car AND motorcycle!
Even though it was Friday the 13th!

This day has only meant a VERY LUCKY DAY TO ME!

So, ENJOY and
HAPPY FRIDAY The 13th!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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