One-liner Wednesdays #33

Silly

(adjective)

When you choose to believe that a black cat crossing your path when you are about to begin a journey is a sign of ill-luck, rather than the fact that the black cat was simply in a hurry to get somewhere that it took the risk of jumping in front of you (or even worse, your vehicle!)

This post was written in response to today’s One-Liner Wednesday challenge from Linda G. Hill. The challenge, as the name implies is to come with a one-liner. Please click on the link to know more about the rules of this challenge and/or to read the other entries by my fellow bloggers.

There is this superstition in India that if a black cat crosses your path, it will bring bad luck or cause accidents. Some people even stop for a while and start their journey after a while!

Do you have any other similar crazy superstitious stories to share? The comments section is all yours.

Wherever you are, I hope you are safe and well. Take care.

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77 thoughts on “One-liner Wednesdays #33

  1. Especially at night! This was applicable in olden days when our vechicles where bullock or horse pulled carts. You know how the catโ€™s eye shine at night? For a black cat, you just see the two sparkling eyes and it is kinda spooky ๐Ÿ˜„ There are chances that the animals which pulled the cart to get scared at those and run in different directions, turning the cart, and hence causing an accident. For this reason, they stopped the cart for a while when they saw a black cat and waited until the cat was no more in the vicinity. This doesnโ€™t apply anymore, and I personally think black cats are much more adorable than the regular ones ๐Ÿ˜ป๐Ÿ˜Š

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  2. sometimes I believe, sometimes not as few times, something bad actually happened ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜… out of no where , when chances were very little so I always prefer to remain neutral, may be a coincidence

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    1. Oh whoa! So you go someplace else to drop the “ghost” and come back home?
      As for us, whenever we come after a funeral, we should head directly for a bath without touching any of the clothes in the house. We should take a head bath, submerge our clothes in water and sprinkle water over items that can’t be washed. And if anyone touches someone who has just returned from the funeral, they should have a bath too. This will be the case till the 14th day from the funeral.
      Similar to what many are doing after going it because of the coronavirus effect!

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      1. This superstition has more to do with hygiene reasons, I guess. I don’t quite remember the consequences of taking a bath and Washing our clothes after attending a funeral.

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      2. I remember reading this somewhere. They take a bath so that microbes from decomposition of the dead, also quite numerous in the cremation ground, do not stick to us.

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      1. Ya thatโ€™s there too โ˜บ๏ธ Tuesday n Friday more so as itโ€™s assumed Goddess Lakshmi walks into the house. ๐Ÿ˜Šand as you said, I remember on evenings and Tuesday and Friday

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  3. I’ve heard this. And sometimes I even believe it.
    Ah, silly me.
    But yes I also know one more it says if you see someone visually impaired or Lilliput kinda people , then the work for which you going, won’t happen!

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    1. Maybe it’s so deeply ingrained in us since we have grown up around such stuff..
      Omg, how discriminatory! Everyday on my way to work, I come across a colleague who is legally blind. But I cannot say that my work wasn’t done on those days. ๐Ÿ˜‰ There you go, superstition busted!

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  4. I completely agree with you and you know in our country, Shweta people believe in all these stupid and nonsense superstitions. Another thing I have heard of cats is that we must not keep them as pets why because they are not faithful like dogs.

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