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City folk shrug off Friday 13th

Alan Olsen won’t be walking under any ladders.
Alan Olsen won’t be walking under any ladders. Shannon Newley

PEOPLE suffering from "friggatriskaidekaphobia" - a fear of Friday the 13th - may be avoiding black cats like the plague today but it appears the folk of the Rose City will go about their business as usual.

When the Daily News hit the streets to find out if the most feared date on calendar would have people laying low in fear of misfortune, the overwhelming response was "no".

Warwick's Cheryl Featherstone said she didn't believe in bad luck - Black Friday or any other day.

"Friday the 13th is a good day, there is no such thing as bad luck," she said.

"I reckon the harder you work and the better prepared you are, the luckier you get."

But Inglewood's Bev Paul was little more concerned about running into a black cat around a corner.

She said her father was born on Black Friday and being superstitious ran in the family.

"But I think women are a lot more superstitious than men," she said. "Blokes don't seem to worry as much."

Olsen's Home Timber and Hardware owner Alan Olsen said he wasn't superstitious but still wouldn't walk under any ladders today.

"I don't walk under ladders at all," he said.

The first Black Friday of the year fell in January - the day the luxury Concordia cruise ship sank of the coast of Italy - with the next one on the calendar falling in July.

Topics:  black friday, fears, friday, superstition




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