friggatriskaidekaphobia; Say it out loud. frigga-trisk-aide-kaph-obia man even slowly it sounds cool! Have you ever seen such a word? Its very reminiscent of supercalifragilisticespialidoscous! Have any idea what it means? Its the fear of Friday the thirteenth! Seriously, the fear of Friday the thirteenth! So strange, there is a real phobia of this dreaded day. But very cool at the same time…
So many people are unreasonably terrified over todays date. My kids are petrified because all their friends have told them bad things will happen to you on this day and there is nothing you can do about it! Not exactly a Hallmark holiday yes? Adults are scared of the ramifications associated with participating or doing anything of value on such a cursed day. All over the world this day has been cursed for a myriad of reasons. Yet to me it remains just another day.
I awoke this morning determined that no stupid day was going to slow me down, make me cower! Not a single idiotic theory about world domination along with the extinction of the human race was going to damper this mans afternoon. No way Jose! I was sailing along just fine! In fact just for good measure, this afternoon I purposely walked directly beneath a ladder! What What? You read that right, I also stepped on a crack, which by the way did not result in a trip to the ER for my mommy’s broken back! As a matter of fact while turning the corner of our garage this morning my path was crossed by that of one never before seen black cat! Woooooo! Soooo scared! Bad luck forever for me! I guess I also should never have thrown that mirror on the ground, then danced on its shards of unprotected glass.
Seriously, today was like any other day, I awoke at 5:30 to the sound of the station alarm toning us out for a medical aid. No salt over my shoulder, no hail mary’s for this cat, heck no, I just strutted out to the rig and went about my business. After returning from our little medical aid, I was reminded by a co-worker to “be careful” while pouring some coffee because it was Friday the 13th and who knows what could happen on such an unlucky day? Unlucky day? I make my own luck Jack! No stupid superstition is going to dictate my day! Heck No! And with that said, shift change came and I marched right down to the local barber shop throwing caution to the wind! Never for a spit second did I fear for my life as he used his expert skills to provide me with a haircut Donald Trump would have been proud to adorn! No bloody neck, no spot cut/gash into my golden locks of love, no sir, I was trimmed up and ready for a great day of Friday the thirteenth bashing!
Oh and bashing I did partake! I rode horses today with abandon, hoping for some fatal action emerging from the belly of the four legged devil beasts! I clumsily walked around tall stacks of hay, stepping in front of a moving tractor and purposely standing next to a stud horse hoping to be kicked or bit! Yet not one bad thing happened to me. I even took to reminding everyone around me to “be careful”! Followed up with a high pitch, don’t you know what day it is? hee hee he! Am I being to cocky? Have I screwed my karma into the ground? Oh I don’t think so!
You see just as there is no real tooth fairy, Santa is a glorious traditional figment of our imagination, Justin Bieber is really the teenage anti-christ, and Dick Clark is really an Disney animatronic robot, there is no evil association with Friday the Thirteenth! None! It is just another day on the calendar. Just another day to make your own destiny, Just another day to praise the heavens or curse the dredges of society. Its all up to you. So on the next Friday the thirteenth, make your own magic happen, don’t let someone else’s fear from reality ruin your perfectly good Friday. Regardless of whether or not that Friday is the thirteenth.
Personal note: I did wait until the end of the day to write this little piece. I am sure that falls under the “I knew the 49ers were going to win the Super Bowl: ten minutes after the end of the game aspect. Or maybe I just like a sure thing. I am safe now right? Please say yes……. Did you hear that? What was that noise? crap……..