Friday, March 13, 2009

Paraskavedekatriaphobia

Some folks, the insanely superstitious, regard Friday as an unlucky day.
Many more actually believe that the number 13 is freakishly ominous, yeah think about wasting ones heart, life and time believing in a crap like that.
So whenever the number 13 coincides with a Friday, like it is today, alarm bells begin to ring for these folks and they revert to an alternative course of action in all their activities.
Many are the bizarre and strange things that will be done on a day like today to deal with the bad energy, bad omen and bad karma that the believing folks actually perceive are floating around to fall upon them.
Some folks will dress 'differently' in order to deflect bad omens.
Others prepare special menu for the day, avoiding all things involving meat.
Many others play special music to soak their minds in positive thoughts.
Some religiously turn their beds to face a certain direction and recite formulaic incantations the whole night until they fall asleep. Others choose to leave their own beds to sleep in with family members.
Some do not travel at all to avoid accidents, others do not even bother to leave their 'spiritually fortified' homes.
Others become overly careful in making sure that no black cats crosses their paths.
Some amongst them put their best foot forward and treat everyone they meet with absolute courtesy in other to reap a harvest of goodwill from colleagues and acquaintance on a day like today.
Some of the folks that did not perch up for work today, feigning sickness, were actually in bed, nursing their souls from the horrors of this fear. So also is that guy or lady, who under normal circumstance is unfriendly, but chose to shower insane amounts of generosity on everyone today. Spare a thought and a prayer for them all.

Paraskavedekatriaphobia, the fear of Friday the 13th , is a real affliction.

Have a blessed weekend folks.

4 comments:

Nana Yaw Asiedu said...

Posekyere, good write/read. I do not believe in the gloom-and-doom of Friday the 13th. Last Friday the 13th was even Nu Girl's birthday, and everything went swimmingly. I do not remember any Friday the 13th which went particularly bad.

Here, There, Elsewhere... and more said...

Me neither - no belief in the gloom-and-doom of Friday the 13th nor black cats, nor walking under a ladder...
Have a great week..:)

posekyere said...

Thanks NY,
How could something terrible happen to you when I spent the whole night praying for you.Hehehe.
I believe that the real reason behind the occurence of expected doom is the fact that fear is an attractor of negative forces and therefore of bad omen, accidents etc.
Hope a good time was had by all at the said birthday party.
Bless!

posekyere said...

I hear you, Here, There,...
Like you, I am a non-believer in any of the phobias.
I realise that most people have much more important issues to worry about and that the dread of Friday the 13th and its associated eccentricities is a luxury they do not have time and space for.
There are however a minority of people for whom this is truly a terrible reality.
Bless!