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My refusal to kill spiders grew out of a childhood superstition. Are you superstitious about anything? Do you act on your superstitions even though you don't really believe in them?

-- Anonymous, January 25, 2001


I don't think I hold any superstitions (anymore). Though this question reminded me of Tom Sawyer (or Huck Finn?) superstitions, such as curing warts with stump water. Didn't they say, "Stump take this wart" at midnight or something.

It would take me 10 seconds to look it up on the net, but I ain't goin to.

-- Anonymous, January 25, 2001

Iknow that something bad will happen whenever I fly unless I talk to my Small Stuffed Pony (Dorian) and whisper "Dorian, ora pro nobis..."

I know that I'll be in a traffic accident any morning unless I assure Dorian and all the other Stufflings that I'll be "vur' careful" before I walk out the door.

-- Anonymous, January 25, 2001

Daddy Longlegs aren't spiders. Feel free to squish them.

-- Anonymous, January 25, 2001

They're not spiders, but they're actually better than spiders. Both are arachnids, and both eat insects, but Daddy Longlegs don't bite! How can you squish a poor, defenseless creature like that?

-- Anonymous, January 25, 2001

I refuse to say the name of the Scottish Play within one city block of a theater, lest someone heading there hear me and say it inside. I'm a little bit extreme on that one.

-- Anonymous, January 25, 2001

im superstitios about when i play lacrosse nekkid and i think i could die when i drive home.

-- Anonymous, May 08, 2001

If i take a bath, i get out and unplug it. if i don't get dressed by the time it is finished draining, it is bad luck.

when i walk into a room and see someone i am friends with i have to say hi or it is bad luck.

If i tell a bad lie, i'll get a cold.

If i have a dream about a person in danger, something very bad usually happens to them.

-- Anonymous, October 06, 2001

i dont konw whether it is a superstition but i believe what goes around comes aroun and that everything happens for a reason

-- Anonymous, January 21, 2002

Why are you afraid of spiders?

-- Anonymous, February 06, 2002

I am terrified of spiders! And it's not true that Daddy Long legs don't bite! They just don't bite us! It IS true that they're terrific... they are among the most venomous spiders of all, but their fang size means that it would be impossible for them to pierce human skin.

The good bit is that they are fiercely territorial, and their venomous bite is used to wonderful effect on all the other NASTY human biting spiders. God. I remember we vaccumed up our daddy long legs in our toilet, and the very next day a redback or six had moved in. They didn't leave til another daddy turned up. Scary!

-- Anonymous, March 20, 2002

No I'm not superstitous about anything. I kill spiders whenever I see one because I hate spiders. They shouldn't have even been created. I don't believe in that stupid superstitous stuff because its a bunch of bologne.

-- Anonymous, September 27, 2002

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