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Old 13th March 2009, 18:44   #76
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if the loads being light had anything to do with the day/date.
Last week, Heathrow->Mumbai flight was practically empty. I think its due recession.
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Old 13th March 2009, 19:24   #77
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I'm taking 2 flights today. i wonder if the loads being light had anything to do with the day/date.
Must be quite an airline that lightened your load Service with a smile?

I love Friday the 13th. I get to scare a lot of scaredy cats
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Old 13th March 2009, 20:20   #78
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Last month (Feb 2009) had a Friday the 13th too. I had planned to go to the airshow and had got my leave approved. I had to set my Out of Office and in that I mentioned, tongue firmly in cheek, that I'm taking the day off due to paraskavedekatriaphobia.

Lo and Behold I get a call in the afternoon from my Sr. Director asking me if I was ok and how I was handling it !!!! I get back to office on Monday and I see a mail from another manager with links on how to overcome phobias and basically sympathizing with me!!! Needless to say we all had a good laugh!!
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We have an active economic recession due to Friday the 13th???
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Woohoo friday the 13th has got me off from work post lunch. Today was definately a good day
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Old 13th March 2009, 20:52   #81
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i hear about the whole scare of friday 13th.. almost a week back.i kinda forgot about it being all busy.
for me,it was a boring and jumpy day on the mix at the medical college.nothing unusual!!
i just hope its doesn't rain tonight and this broadband connection goes kaputt!!
other than that fear or more like mistrust on the KSEB (kerala state electricity board) who are scary cats seeing the rains and turn off the whole electricity!!!im all good to go...
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I am flying back home today!! keeping my fingers crossed. Hopefully I will be seated next to a pretty woman who will be scared of this day...or atleast my flight would be mostly empty

My first english movie was named "Friday the 13th" and we saw it on Friday the 13th. All my friends(we were in 8th std then) were damn scared except me.Why?

Because I had broken my glasses that day so couldnt see much and since it was my first english movie so didnt understand much

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Old 13th March 2009, 23:18   #83
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Well i just realised it.lol.

Just came back from a rocking drifting session on the mussoorie roads on my safari.
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Hi. Just a reminder - do post your experiences for the day.




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Old 14th November 2009, 00:24   #85
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Another Friday the 13th!
Guess the phenomenon is catching up here in India as well. Traffic was very less today and my manager is also on leave

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This is proving to be a good day for me again. My manager didn't turn up to office today as well!

- Jag
Was expecting my manager not to turn up today as well. He did, but just stayed in his cabin and left early. Looks like the guy is terrified of Friday the 13th

Btw, forum mall was unusually not crowded for a friday night. Not sure if its recession or superstition.

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Since then we dont take our cars out on Friday the 13th. I dont know if it's coincidence or what but all this was too much.
There are conflicting studies about the risk of accidents on Friday 13th. The Dutch Centre for Insurance Statistics (CVS) on June 12, 2008, stated that "fewer accidents and reports of fire and theft occur when the 13th of the month falls on a Friday than on other Fridays, because people are preventatively more careful or just stay home.

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Wow!!! This is what you call a word which can start a thread. Probably one of the longest words I read.
The longest word in any of the major English language dictionaries is pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis, a word which refers to a lung disease contracted from the inhalation of very fine silica particles, specifically from a volcano.

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It isn't so uncommon. Almost every year has one. In fact there are 2 Friday 13ths in 2009.
There are actually 3, today being the third. The next year to have 3 Friday the 13th is 2015. It is not possible for any year not to have at least one Friday the 13th.

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I have too much time on my hands.

Source This post (Paraskavedekatriaphobia!!! (Friday the 13th))

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I do not believe in superstitions but yes I did remind each and every people I met that today is Friday the 13th and that they should be very careful with whatever they do
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"Paraskavedekatriaphobia. It's derived from the greek words for Friday, 13 and fear."

Wow never had heard such a word till I saw this post. Something new learnt today for sure!

Talking about the phobia, it seems like it does not affect me since do not keep a track of the Friday the 13th. Until and unless some one reminds and then it is - oh is it today

and thats all.
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