It’s what keeps us from walking under ladders (probably a good practice – and this is coming from someone who did just this and had a hammer dropped on her head when she was young!). – No comments from the peanut gallery please…..
It’s what keeps us knocking on wood.
It’s what keeps us from opening umbrellas indoors.
It’s what keeps dancing hamsters on top of TVs
It’s what keeps people cooking on broken grills.
It’s what keeps us taking HUGE breaths to blow out birthday candles.
Oh right, I probably lost you up there somewhere between umbrellas and birthday cakes.
That’s because THOSE superstitions are what keep my hubby up at night.
Please let me explain…………..
Here’s a conversation from earlier this week.
Hubby: “That was a crazy GIANTS game!”
Me: “It sure was. I almost can’t believe they pulled off that win” not really caring all that much……
Hubby: “I’m glad I wasn’t at the stadium to watch that mess”
Me: “Yeah, I suppose a trip to Cabo was a good excuse to miss a game”
Me: “Speaking of Giants games. Have you guys been using the new grill for tailgating?”
Hubby: “Actually no.”
Me: “But why not, I thought you said the old one was broken?”
Hubby: “It is. But somebody’s brother’s, friend’s, girlfriend’s, uncle happened to have a spare top for the Exact. Same. Grill! How cool is that??!!”
Me: “I’m sure it’s cool. But, didn’t we buy a new portable grill just this summer to replace your broken grill?”
Hubby: “Yes, we did. It’s in the garage”
Me: “In the garage….????”
Hubby: “Yep, in the garage. It’s actually still in the box.” he so matter-of-factly states…….
Me: “I don’t get it”. it’s not all that uncommon that hubby and I are speaking different languages……. “Why wouldn’t you be using a brand new grill? Isn’t it even better than the one you’ve been using the past few years?”
Hubby: “Yes, it’s better.. and even slightly larger.”
Me: “Uhmmmm, ok. So then, why wouldn’t you be using it?”
Hubby: “Superstition. We’ve thought it over, and we simply can’t change the grill that we’ve been using for years”
And there you have it.
Apparently if hubby were to change grills for the football season, it would send a destructive and otherwise irreparable message to the Football Gods of Superstition, and the Giants would obviously have a horrible season. (I surmise that hubby may have already messed up some other superstition since the Giants have, in fact, been squeezing out some very ‘messy’ wins this season without any interference at all from grill alterations……. but hey, that’s just me.)
Just so you have a visual understanding of how a superstitious tailgating set up might appear, I thought I’d share an image of the exact layout that occurs to ensure that the Giants performance is not impacted by hubby or his friends.
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