Do You Have Paraskidvikatriaphobia?

Paraskidvikatriaphobia is a fear of Friday the 13th.

Friday the 13th, believed by many to be the most unlucky day of the year. Yeah right. In order to have a Friday the 13th, you have to have a Thursday the 12th and a Wednesday the 11th… they happen just as often, don’t they? Are those days considered unlucky? No. Why? Who knows – probably because nobody ever really cared to stop and think how Friday the 13th occurs.

What about Sunday the 1st? Or Monday the 2nd? Anybody freak out about those? No – but they are going to happen before Friday the 13th… it’s required. How about the day after Friday the 13th… are we still supposed to look out for bad things to happen on Saturday the 14th?

In fact, if Friday the 13th occurs, shouldn’t the entire year be bad luck, as each one of those days has to be in the exact position it is in order for Friday the 13th to occur at all? In fact, doesn’t every single year of our lives have at least one Friday the 13th?

So my entire life is unlucky. Perfect.

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