It’s been raining for what seems like forever here in Boston, and during a quick trip to CVS, I saw three girls debating the purchase of a rain slicker vs. a new umbrella.
One felt the slickers ‘had no style.’ (Good point.) So she picked up one of the more brightly colored umbrellas and began to open it in the store.
Her friends practically threw her to the ground.
“Don’t you know it’s bad luck to open an umbrella inside a building?” one said in horror. “Are you trying to ruin our lives?”
I smiled, as did several other people standing in line at the register. I’m sure many found this superstition childish.
But as someone who has had a penny tails-up on her dining room floor for a couple of months now — who has mopped and swept around it because it’s bad luck to pick it up — my smile was more in understanding.
I treat superstitions with respect. I’m that person you see going out of her way to avoid walking under a ladder. I always throw salt over my left shoulder if I knock over a shaker (so beware if you’re in that direction). I have broken a mirror and gone into a serious funk, convinced my next seven years are toast.
Even though I know superstitions like these are silly, I just can’t seem to tempt the fates and ignore them. Like the girls in the store, I think my future is worth a public spectacle or two.
Or, at least, that’s my excuse.
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I had to laugh when I read that Dallas-based restaurant chain Which ‘Wich is renaming one of their sandwiches after a man who dislocated his jaw trying to eat it.
I did the same thing last August on a piece of Bit O’ Honey candy.
I purchased it at a CVS drug store in Boston on a business trip. It was a ‘bit hard as a brick’ actually…but I chewed it anyway, and ended up dislocating my right jaw.
I have TMJ, so I shouldn’t have been eating it in the first place. But Bit O’ Honey is usually soft and yummy, not dense and dangerous. And now, some eight months later, I have to deal with permanent damage.
I definitely can’t (or am not supposed to) eat certain foods. I can’t do a full, open-mouth yawn without risk of dislocating it again. Trips to the dentist are especially painful, even if they are only doing a cleaning.
The man in the article was applauded for not suing the sandwich shop. I didn’t even think about filing a lawsuit.
Maybe CVS should consider re-branding their stores under the CC logo?
I like it.
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