Silly superstitious things you cant stop doing.

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  1. I'm sure most people have silly little superstitions that they keep doing even though they think it's really a nonsense. Saluting magpies and that sort of thing.

    When I was a very young boy, my mother told me I must always bash out the bottom of the shell when I'd finished my boiled egg "so that a witch couldn't sail away in it to drown sailors". Hmm.....

    Oddly, I still find myself doing this now.

    Has anyone else heard of this one?

    Any other silly superstitions?
     
  2. Biped

    Biped LE Book Reviewer

    Yes, I consider it unlucky to not check that Mrs Biped is engrossed in a favourite program before I throw one off upstairs.
     
  3. I heard it was because a devil would use it as a boat to sail to Earth from the underworld.

    I don't keep ivy indoors, as my Irish Nana said it curses the house.

    I still throw salt over my shoulder, even though I know it's bollox.
     
  4. W@nking.
     
  5. I still scratch my arse profusely when i first rise in the mornings, accompanied by a bollock stretching ritual i have done since adolescence.

    The uncrumpling of ones ball sack by stretching it 6" after a good nights kip is excellent.......
     
  6. I always put my left boot on first. Apparently, Roman Legionaries considered it good luck.
     
  7. Found this:

    So it wasn't just my mother God bless her!
     
  8. I always say "Rabbits" three times on the first of the Month for luck.
     
  9. Whenever I rape and murder a child I always use my lucky lighter to light the corpse and destroy all the evidence....

    So far so good :)
     
  10. Underpants on before trousers. I know it sounds silly, but I just can't help myself.
     
  11. Breathing. It's foolish but I find it strangely...comforting.
     
  12. When the missus and I come in together, I always unlock the door and let her in first. I've told her it's polite and I was told so by my dear old mum

    In truth, I let her in first so that any killer/robber/rapist/cupboard monster gets her first :thumleft:
     
  13. I dry my hands on the dog after having a piss
     
  14. LMAO :twisted:
     
  15. Leaving a pebble on a cairn, to appease the Hill Gods.