What's happened to you on Friday the 13th?
I passed my English 'O' level exam, and got a grade A, on Friday 13th.
Completely irrational. I'm sure that any pattern you have TC is co-incidental or that you have become focused on that and your mind has selected to not count the many other negative things that have happened to you on other days.
There are patterns in dates of course, but there is logic and evidence behind them, such as the day in the year when there is the most traffic on the roads etc. But to believe that Friday the 13th is a day for doom and disaster if simply ridiculous.
Tridecaphobia sounds like something appropriate fopr the pirates, at least those deluded ones who've signed up to do the IM deca triathlon! Or even those doing the double or triple IM.
I thought a phobia was an irrational fear, and so by its very definition tridecaphobica could not be rational? I may live to regret not utilising the power of Google prior to posting, but I guess it could be that Thursday the 12th is unlucky for me...
More seriously (and being extremely dull), unless you have kept a diary of every day of your life with a rating scale of every event which has ever happened to you, I don't see how you can be sure that a particular day is good/bad. Even then you would be sample of 1 and therefore statistically insignificant.
Edited because I couldn't spell phobia!
Tinsel-Celt wrote (see)
Co-incidenatlly a number of adverse events/occurences have taken place throughout my life on Friday the 13th, more so than any other day/date combination. I don't think I'm tridecaphobic but I do worry about what's going on on that day/date? Are you?
It all depends on the country where you live ir are from.
Is all regional. In Britain friday 13 is considered unlucky....................but I've never heard of it on other countries.
In Spain it is Tuesday 13 the one considered unlucky,
and so on, it changes with place.
This all makes you think........................does the "bad luck" changes depending on the country you live in? or you nationality?
do british people in spain go by the friday 13 or the local tuesday 13?
Personaly that's why i don't believe in those, because having lived in a few different countries i would have a lot........of unlucky days
Ultra Ironwolf wrote (see)
Co-incidenatlly a number of adverse events/occurences have taken place throughout my life on Friday the 13th, more so than any other day/date combination.
It's the same reason that it rains more on bank holidays, even though it (probably) doesn't.
Anyway, there won't be many more Friday 13ths to worry about soon. According to the Mayans the world will end on 21/12/12 (I think). Saves having to budget for Christmas though, eh.
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