Friday, July 13, 2012

HAPPY the 13th!

Okay so it's Friday the 13th...that's not all bad...right?

I had a girlfriend tell me she thinks it's a lucky day...

But I'm betting no Paraskevidekatriaphobics would agree with her. Anyone with this condition has an irrational fear of . . . yep, you guessed! Friday the 13th!

Some people won't even go to work or eat in a restaurant on this day. It is estimated that 8% of the U.S. population suffer from some degree of this affliction.

I read one British study that found there are more accidents on Friday the 13th than any other "normal" Friday and that your chances of being in a vehicular accident are increased by 52% just by the date on the calendar. Perhaps it's because those Paraskevidekatriaphobics, that weren't able to stay home today, over-reacted or were so jittery that they cause the increase in accidents. So don't let fear fry your brain...don't be insane. It's just another day and TGIF!

But how 'bout you? Are you or aren't you...a Paraskevidekatriaphobic?

1 comment:

Adrienne said...

I didn't even realize it was Friday the thirteenth til I read this...guess I'm not too sensitive about it!