My grandmother-in-law swears that celebs die in packs of three. (She also believes her dead husband speaks to her through his picture, but that is for another long, sad story.) She announced over the weekend that we should keep watch for a slew of celebrities to die within days of each other. I'll be damned if Darren McGavin, Don Knotts and Dennis Weaver didn't all die within hours of each other over the weekend.
Gramma got it right.
I suppose such happenings actually reinforce superstitious belief. (How many times, for example, have celebrities not died in groups of three's?)We ignore the thousands of times it doesn't happen, and tout the one time it does as proof the myth is real.
I tap my ring seven times for good luck. It has never helped, as far as I know, but it hasn't hurt either. What are your superstitions, and why?