In case you didn’t realize it…today is Friday the 13th. To some of you this may just be another day but to roughly 17-21 million people living in the US this is very real phobia called Frigg triskaidekaphobia.
Wait. Frigga what?
The most agreed upon origin of Friday the 13th is linked to the Last Supper and Judas Iscariot being the 13th person to arrive. Add that to Jesus dying on a Friday and...you get Friday the 13th.
Buildings without a 13th floor are pretty common but maybe you haven’t noticed there is also seldom a row 13 on planes and most hotels skip the number when it comes to rooms as well. People tend to take this fear a little too far.
The truth of the matter is, there isn’t an increase in disasters on this day. It’s just a day like any other and the statistics are there to prove it. Don’t let a silly superstition keep you from enjoying one of the best days of the week.
Of course…if you happen to spill salt there isn’t any harm in tossing it over your left shoulder. And you might want to stay away from black cats.
I said don’t be silly not crazy.