Even though I’m a bit superstitious, I don’t consider myself as extreme as my boo-thang. He is REALLY superstitious! If a black cat crosses in front of him that man will turn around. He even wears the same socks on game days, and the list goes on and on. I’ve heard it’s silly to be superstitious, but I don’t take chances. I’m not a gambler… NO THANK YOU! I’m willing to do it all for some good luck. Por si las moscas, just in case!
I’m afraid it started from way, way back. My mom got me an azabache that I would wear as a baby and that is what started it all. Like the good Latina I am, I’ve practiced some superstitions myself. Perfect example: don’t open an umbrella in a room because you will never get married. Also, you can’t put a brush on your bed because it’s bad luck. How about putting your bag on the floor because you’ll lose your money? FYI, rich *itches put their bags on the floor and they have money – therefore, my bag is on the floor.
But here is one thing I don’t mess with… MY RED STRING. About three years ago my in-laws bought me a red string with an evil eye and I NEVER TAKE IT OFF!! I took it off when I gave birth to Zahara and my husband put it on, right away.
It’s one of those jewelry pieces I rock all the time. My pinky ring is a must, my red string and I always wear my wedding ring. The other day a couple of people (okay it was ladies, guys don’t check out rings) admired my engagement ring. A lady told me how gorgeous it was and BANG! My ring broke. Yup, the setting was cracked! I wish I could tell you that was it … but it wasn’t. My red string broke also! I had a titty attack, LITERALLY!! Then I went to grab a water from the refrigerator and a jar fell to the ground. WHAM, BAM, THANK YOU MA’AM! Like my tia said, “ya toda la contrariedad se fue.” It happened in three: first my ring, then string and finally, the jar!
I got my ring back and my in-laws got me a new red string. I’m a happy camper and now my daughter has her own red string. So I guess I really am more superstitious then I thought. Are you superstitious or is it stupid? Please tell me your superstitions so I can add them to my list.