Monday, December 20, 2010

The Story of the Cursed Bad Luck Shirt

It's the shirt I kept as a souvenir when I crashed my first race (Ridgefield Tri).

Then, one day, I decided to wear it for a run. I slipped in icy leaves, smashed my face, and got a nice concussion. That's when I started wondering about the Bad Luck Shirt's powers. This event has left the shirt with permanent dirt mark stains from the fall. You can see them if you look closely at the photo.

This morning, I was in the mood to do the long-sleeved-tee-under-the-short-sleeved-tee thing. Its comfy. I'm still sick. The first shirt I grabbed was the shirt of luck that is bad, not good. I thought for a minute and said "nah, I'm being silly, its just a shirt. It can't have powers". So I wore it.

As I was cooking the Soup of the Sick People, that I blogged about yesterday, I cried so hard over an onion that the tears made me drop my cutting board along with all of the chopped onion. I cleaned it up and didn't even make the connection. THEN, I put some soup in a container to bring with me. Double sized because it would be lunch and dinner. That's when it happened. My soup EXPLODED in my bag while I was on the subway and RUINED the following items:

-a check in a stamped envelope to be mailed out today
-my checkbook
-my hands free headset
-the book I am currently enjoying
-my wallet
-and my ipod got covered too, but I might have saved that

I'm out for the rest of the day, with only this shirt to wear. Please pray to your god(s) for me.
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M. Brooks said...

I was very, very superstitious as a child. When I was in elementary school I noticed that every time I wore a certain shirt, some kid would throw up in my classroom or in the hallway. The only clear explanation to me was that my shirt was causing these kids to puke. So, I made a small fire in my backyard and burned the shirt. This went on through middle school - if I saw anyone throw up at school, I would burn the entire outfit I wore that day - shoes and all!

Somehow my parents never found out about this, but I'm sure if they did they would have had me committed at a nuthouse. Looking back, it does seem a little crazy. But your blog post reminded me of it, so I wanted to let you know you aren't the only one who thinks clothes can be cursed!

William said...

I have almost had that same problem but not as bad and it was my shoes. By the way. Your body looks fabulous. Nice job keeping up on that

HolisticGuru said...

M. Brooks - thanks for sharing. I no longer feel alone in this. As a child, I was also superstitious. I felt that if someone gave me jewelry I had to keep it on at all times. If I took it off I would somehow lose the person.

William - Why, thank you.

Laura said...

Oh no. Burn that thing! AS SOON AS YOU GET HOME!!!! Feel better!