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Bruce, Caroline

What's the Date?

Okay, this Friday the Thirteenth [insert unthinkable expletive here] will never make sense to me. The days of the month are arbitrary. I mean, since the leap-year was invented, everything shifts every four years anyway. So someone tell me, please, how you could possibly explain
  • (a) how a certain arbitrary day of the week falling on an even more arbitrary day of the month could possibly makethe slightest bit of difference, and
  • (b) why any being, force, or whatever would bother with something so ... so ... so ... I can't even come up with a word for it.


I think I'll go walk under a ladder or two, throw some salt over my shoulder, go down to the Humane society and buy a few dozen black cats to ensure that they cross my path, break a mirror or two, and step on all the sidewalk cracks I can find.

Now, my tongue is largely inmy cheek in this message. I realize that I also have beliefs and ideas that probably seem sily to some, so be it. But if anyone can come up with a logical, rational explanation why it should matter a pair of fetid dingo's kidneys what day of the month/week it is, I'll be very interested indeed.
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People have been asking that question since Sunday came out as "the day of rest". Speaking as someone who's worked a Sunday or 6, albeit unwillingly (thank you, public transportation), I'll answer yours if you answer mine.
You know the answer to mine, even if you don't believe in it. Find me one sacred text in any sincere belief that mentions Friday the Thirteenth, let alone a reason for it, and we'll talk. Nice try. Well, not really, but you know what I mean.
Find me anything that makes sense about the answer to my question, then we'll talk. And I'm sorry, but in a 24/7 world, it doesn't make sense for everyone to just take Sunday off because in a couple thousand year old book it says you have to.
You don't have to. Nobody's holding a gun to your head and forcing you to take any time off whatsoever. We're in a society that recognizes that working straight through with no rest is damaging for the human condition. We are social beings. It makes sense that the majority take the same days to do it, so we can continue to be social beings. Religion need not even play a part in it, taking two days off per weeks makes good emotional and mental sense. I know you'll find another reason to be negative because negativity is your comfort zone, but there you go.

superstitions

Hahaha! I love it! And I have two black cats. I love black cats! I'll take some more!

Re: superstitions

I believe in Friday the thirteenth, just about as much as I'd believe using coke in one's privates after sex, kills the Aids Virus, thank you very much.