SUPERSTITIONS ➕

I used to be a very surprstiosus person but now I'm just a slightly superstitious person! Please submit yours and make me feel less crazy.
  1. When you hear an ambulance close your eyes, touch your head and say a prayer.
  2. Wear a safety pin for evil eye on your bra for protection on big events (I could do a whole list on evil eye references from my childhood)
  3. Never put your bag on the floor you will lose money
  4. No baby shower or baby names before the baby.
  5. Don't say Macbeth in a theatre
    The play is said to be cursed and will bring bad luck to a production if said in the theatre. It's referred to as "The Scottish Play" instead.
    Suggested by   @mia
  6. Holding your breath when you drive by a cemetery
    I know this is super vintage but I still can't drive by a cemetery without feeling guilty/weirded out/gross when I breathe
    Suggested by   @mollyyeh
  7. Throw salt over your shoulder if you spill it
    Ya know, to get in the eye of the devil.
    Suggested by   @sally
  8. Look people in the eye when you cheers
    Otherwise bad sex forever
    Suggested by   @laure
  9. Don't ever walk under a ladder!
    Suggested by   @sarahschussheim
  10. If you remove seashells from the beach and keep them in your house, you'll have bad luck.
    My mom really believed this. In high school, a family friend's mother died and my mom said to me ominously "they kept seashells in their house".
    Suggested by   @hollis
  11. If your left palm itches, it means money is coming your way. If your right does, it means a friend will visit soon.
    From my dad. No clue where he got them.
    Suggested by   @hollis
  12. When you accidentally wear something inside out you will soon get a new item!
  13. Lift your hands and feet in the air when you go over train tracks!
    Bad luck not to duh
    Suggested by   @tschlossberg
  14. Hold your breath when going through a tunnel, bad luck otherwise
    Suggested by   @ouizoid
  15. Break a mirror and you'll have 7 years of bad luck
    I'm not superstitious but I remember when I was a kid I lightly tossed a hand mirror into my friends lap and her mom screamed at me and kept saying, "this is a MIRROR!" With strong emphasis on the word mirror.
    Suggested by   @joannaspicer
  16. Do not wear the shirt of the band you are going to see to the concert
    If you do the show is guaranteed to suck
    Suggested by   @gilbaron
  17. Check the floor on both sides of the bed to make sure no criminals or boogeymen are laying in wait. Yes, I'm a full grown woman.
    Suggested by   @lizanedelman
  18. Hold hands and sit down together silently for 10 seconds, before leaving the house on a trip. Even those not traveling. Insures a safe journey. It's a Russian thing.
    Suggested by   @Suzanne
  19. Drink grapefruit juice during exams.
    A/A+ tactic. In contrast wearing a facebook t-shirt is a B- to A- tactic.
    Suggested by   @james
  20. When you go through a yellow light, kiss your hand and touch the car ceiling.
    No clue where this one originated but we were all about it in high school.
    Suggested by   @mandi
  21. If you and the person you're walking with separate to go around something in your path, you will soon part ways. So, always walk on the same side!
    Suggested by   @TT
  22. Putting your shoes on the bed.
    "It's the number 1 Italian superstition!" according to my mother every day of my childhood...but now I've been scolded by everyone that this is not only unacceptable/gross but also terrible luck. (Still do it every day when I get home)
    Suggested by   @allie
  23. Don't step on the crack or you'll break your mother's back
    Suggested by   @mollyhoward
  24. Don't hug someone through a doorway, or else the home spirit gets mad.
    This might just be a Russian thing.
    Suggested by   @Igor
  25. Close your eyes and count to 180 seconds (3 minutes) until you reopen them when your flight takes off, to make sure that the plane doesn't crash... -- I've done it since I was a little kid.
    Suggested by   @CharlotteDaniels
  26. If someone is sweeping the floor and sweeps over your feet you will never get married
    My dad used to tell me this and then threaten to sweep over my feet when I misbehaved #patriarchy
    Suggested by   @elchagas
  27. Don't put new shoes on a table
    Not sure exactly what the logic is here, but just don't do it, okay?
    Suggested by   @yasmeen
  28. For New Years, tape a leaf of collard greens over your door to keep bad spirits away.
    Old southern thing
    Suggested by   @olive