Duh-duh-duh-DUNNNN!!! It’s Friday the 13th and a special one since it only happens in May in 2016. Now we’re not superstitious folks at Mantooth, but we thought we’d get in the spirit. Just for fun, here are a few things that have been traditionally believed to conquer bad luck:
- Hang a Horseshoe
You’ve probably heard that horseshoes are a good luck symbol, so therefore, it only makes sense to hang one on your door. But of course, keep the ends pointing up to avoid the “luck” pouring out.
- Toss Salt
Throwing a fistful of salt over your shoulder is also considered to be a good luck gesture. However, it could be bad luck for the guy behind you who gets salt thrown in his eye, so exercise with caution.
- Pick a Penny
But not just any penny – a HEADS UP penny to be exact. If you see a penny that is heads down, avoid picking it up because apparently that won’t do the trick. We also ask that you restrain yourself from running after just any penny – if it’s in the middle of a street, that penny is bad juju no matter if Lincoln is face up or down.
- Find a Four Leaf Clover
To be honest, this one is tough to verify because WHO IN THE WORLD HAS EVER FOUND A FOUR LEAF CLOVER??? Let’s call it even and say three leaf clovers can bring you a semi-good day.
- Do Good Deeds
Now here’s some advice on which we can actually hang our hats! Go out and do something nice for another person. Buy a stranger coffee, send a friend a surprise greeting card or help an elderly woman with her groceries. It’ll make their day, you’ll feel happy – what do you have to lose?
And again, these are just for fun, so please don’t plan your day around how much salt you have left in the pantry. Have a great weekend and we’ll catch up with you next week!
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