For whatever reason before opening the door in the winter I touch the wallpaper – it’s not OCD, I just don’t want to shock myself, and somehow assume that touching the wallpaper will ground me, though I don’t think it does. Regardless, I feel like I am shocked far less than I normally would be, had I not touched the wallpaper.
What are your superstitions? Things you do because you think they work, you do because you don’t want to tempt fate from the guy high atop the thing, or stuff that has just worked out for you, so you keep doing it?
For a completely false example, I haven’t changed my underwear since the last Patriots Superbowl.
I have a lucky undershirt shirt I wear on dates.
When I buy a scratch ticket I always look for a heads-up penny in my car, or when I pull change out of my pocket, take a heads up coin in which to scratch them with.
In Poker I always play 7/10 of Diamonds after winning 600 dollars with it once.
During football games I refuse to stop watching the game even if the team is down with little time left – cause you never know.
When I check work e-mail I always filter my stuff sent to me first as a way to guage how my day is going to be. Lots of e-mail sent directly to me = lots of extra stuff to do (in my head anyway). No so much e-mail sent to me = QOTD writin’ during the work day.
I say “I hope everyone is alright” whenever a cop car or Ambulance or Firetruck passes me, a little good karma never hurt anyone.
I take several shots of whiskey before writing QOTD’s to ensure a completely lack of relationship with reality.
What say you, Otters?