|Posted by Anna H. on October 13, 2017 at 4:40 AM|
How's it going my gumdrops? Since Grimm no longer exists on TV, we can't say "Thank Grimm it's Friday!" anymore. However, today is THE day that fills many of us with so much terror. Today is Friday The 13th.
Thankfully, I was born on an even number day. I already have bad luck as it is. Being born on June 13th would've made my life worse. The last thing I needed was to have my birthday fall on Friday The 13th.
Being Paraskevidekatriaphobic is having the phobia of Friday The 13th. Triskaidekaphobia is the phobia of the number 13.
Believe it or not, there is actually a website dedicated to BOTH phobias. If you would like to learn more about paraskevidekatriaphobia and triskaidekaphobia, make sure to visit Triskaidekaphobia.Info.
I never had any real fear of Friday The 13th. That was until Friday, September 13, 2013.
On our way home from working at a career fair, my oldest aunt and I were stopped at a 4-way intersection. As soon as the light changed to green, some asshole RANDOMLY drove past the red light on his side of the intersection and nearly crashed into us.
Luckily, my aunt instantly slammed on her brakes. That driver almost caused a DEADLY pile up.
It was bad enough at the time, that I was the front seat passenger to 2 previous car accidents, which were 2 WEEKS APART from each other. Before my 2nd accident, I had a really disturbing premonition in the form of a nightmare. It was about my 2nd car accident literally 2 nights before it happened.
Luckily, I was not in a 3rd car accident 2 weeks after my 2nd accident. I really couldn't withstand anymore pain, that I was already having.
During my 2nd accident, I got whiplash. Even though I was not in a neck brace or anything, I had Lidoderm Body Patches taped around my back, sides, and neck.
I previously had a phobia of driving. The premonition in the form of a nightmare really shook me up. I started having PTSD from it.
After literally being banged up in 2 going on nearly 3 car accidents, 2 weeks apart from each other, my fear of driving and being in cars became worse.
Nearly being hit in a 3rd car accident on Friday The 13th in September 2013 added to my anxiety.
Before my accidents, I never used to worry about any specific dates. Whenever Friday The 13th is approaching, I try my hardest NOT to schedule anything important on that date like so many other people.
Why take the risk of playing Russian Roulette, when you already have misfortune?
Not that I am intentionally trying to traumatize anyone, but there are many reasons why people including business owners avoid the number 13 and Friday The 13th.
~ $900,000,000 in productivity is lost annually in America because many people are superstitious about Friday The 13th.
Do NOT forget, that in the Bible, 13 men attended The LAST Supper. The 13th man was believed to have been Judas, who later betrayed Jesus. Jesus was crucified on a Friday, also. Dun, dun, DUUUUN!!!
Regardless if you are paraskevidekatriaphobic, triskaidekaphobic, superstitious, or NOT, stay safe on the roads, on the 13th floor of a building, or an elevator, etc.
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