Tuesday, February 5, 2008

The rule of three

No, i'm not going to write a spiel on the rule of three as presented in " American Pie " - rather, i mean the rule that bad luck comes in three's. Yes, i am once again back to my hippie, mumbo-jumbo, claptrap, but this particular rule always proves true for me. I have had a run of bad luck over the course of the past 10 days, all based around my stupid car, and its happened in a multiple of three. The last sunday of january i missed a car in my blind spot and got scraped at a roundabout; this past saturday i got busted speeding only 200m from the area where the speed limit changed ( which would have meant i wasnt speeding at all - i was talking and knowing i wasnt far from town limits, i guess my foot slipped... ) and then last night my dad backed into my car, causing yet another paint scrape. I think my car may have been designated the family dodgem car from all the scrapes and scratches on it. But see... three things within a matter of days....

And over the past weekend, i went down to my best friends place for hair and make-up trials, and a dress fittings for her wedding. Try this on for size - Day One, our hair trial goes horrendously ( my hair looked absolutely ridiculous and the bride cried over hers ); Day Two, we cant find a single style of shoe, all matching, in the three different sizes needed for the bridesmaids; Day Three, the bridal boutique says we owe them more money on the dresses than we actually do. Again, all bad luck, all in three's.

I suppose it could be argued that its all just coincidence, or how long a limit do you give for the rule of three to apply - a week, a month, a third incident of bad luck a year from now - but you all know its happened to you before, and besides that, you like it when i rave on about hippie, mumbo-jumbo claptrap. It makes YOU feel normal....

18 comments:

  1. rubbish, i can't believe you still go on about this stuff...

    shit happens because of what people do, people kill people.

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  2. i'm not superstitious.....i think people see what they wanna when it comes to bad things happening in 3

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  3. You do realise half the stuff i write in this vein is tongue in cheek ? Otherwise, instead of referring to it as hippie, mumbo-jumbo, claptrap, i'd be calling it the absolute truth of the universe....

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  4. ja ja, we know:-) just throwing in my two cents is all:)

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  5. you still believe that 'things happen for a reason' and that you are not in charge of what happens to you

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  6. Amy is right, things do happen for a reason and you should be nicer to her. :)

    I love you lots, Amy.
    I find you very amusing.
    I think you're very beautiful.

    There, three nice things (and all very true), and so that should break the circle of doom.

    :-D

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  7. Awwwwww.... Richard! Thats lovely! I believe the magic powers of bad karma may have just been over-ruled.... :)

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  8. because of something he did. and not because of some random rule of three..you could have said 2 nice things, you could have said 4, but you said 3, because you CHOSE to.

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  9. WEll just to prove you theory true young Sonny, could you please say something nice ? One thing, two things, however many you CHOOSE.

    Just so i know you havent completely stopped thinking of me as your friend....

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  10. it wouldn't be me choosing to then would it, it would be because you asked me to.

    it'll happen, just not against this post...

    you have to expect me to argue for what I believe in, and none of this is a personal attack against you, unless you choose it to be

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  11. But it was a choice... you made your choice right there, by choosing NOT to....

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  12. Let's take a break and listen to the musical stirrings of young Sean Kingston in Me Love.

    (director with headphones on makes cutting motion across his throat)

    (continuity announcer points her finger gun at director and blows his ass away)

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  13. Here's the link:
    Me Love

    Yes, that might help. ;)

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  14. Richard, i love you... but i HATE that song...

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  15. But, but, but, he's a teenage singing sensation!

    What's not to love about Sean Kingston, you hater you? ;)

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  16. Umm.....the repetitiveness of his lyrics, the annoying tone he sings in and the way everyone else seems to play his songs often enough that they get stuck in my head?

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  17. Okay, moving on, how do you feel about Britney's Gimme Moar?

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  18. Do not get me started on Britney Spears... she and her ilk are the bane of my existence, even if she does prove to be mentally ill... i will however admit to having enjoyed a moment or two getting my groove to it on the dancefloor. However, we shall never speak of those moments again. EVER.

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