Budweiser is currently running an ad campaign for its Bud Light Brand in which the tagline is “It’s Only Weird If It Doesn’t Work”. That statement couldn’t be more true if they
tried. When it comes to the world of sports, superstition is everywhere. Players have to eat certain meals before certain games, marathoners carbo load (mainly with pasta) before their big race and my cousin’s wife makes chocolate chips cookies whenever her
team is behind though that doesn’t always work, does it Liz ?
(and no, you may not mention the Rocky Mountain Rainbow)
In all of the examples above I mentioned sports but food related superstitions aren’t just for sports. I know plenty of people that have to eat Black Eyed Peas on New Year’s Eve
in order to bring them luck. My daughter eats cold pizza for breakfast before a test. Legend has it that if you see bubbles in your coffee, you should quickly eat them with a spoon, If you do, they say that you will unexpectedly come into money. (Of course
if you are consciously eating the bubbles expecting unexpected money…..oh never mind, I’m confusing myself now). I am sure there are a great deal more food related superstitions out there and I am sure there are even more that each & every one of you subscribes
to as well.
So do you have to use a certain lucky coffee cup in the morning ? Do you have to cook something a certain way in order to make sure you have the best chance of achieving your
goal ? Is there a food item out there that brings you luck or even something you eat or do to put the “evil eye” on someone else like consciously eat their favorite color M&M as a way to symbolically crush them ? (Stop looking at me that way, I don’t do that
one) So what lucky foods work for you ?
I’m off now to see the New York Rangers play the Pittsburgh Penguins in a National Hockey League contest tonight. I will also be stopping at Don Pepi Pizza in the bottom of Madison
Square Garden before the game with my brother for our “Lucky Pre-Game Slice”. It may not always work for him but it always works for me.
And in closing, I just have to leave you with my favorite Bud Light Superstition advertisement. Remember, it’s only weird if it doesn’t work.