In the offline world of bingo, superstition seems to be prevalent. If you have ever been at a local bingo game, you will have seen what I’m talking about. I’ve seen people who have to use a certain dauber for all the high stakes game. Others always sit in the same exact spot every single week. Still others pull out various good luck charms from their bingo bags and set them on the table by their cards.
One thing that is very common is trying to pick bingo cards based on lucky numbers. Players choose these for traditional reasons such as birthdays and such but some choose a number in a more bizarre manner. I once saw a lady insist that she must have cards with 22 on them as she has seen that number in a dream the night before.
Perhaps gambling and superstition go together? Or perhaps it’s any type of game. You often see it in professional sports where a pitcher won’t cut their hair because they’re afraid it will end their winning streak or a quarterback wears the same socks to every game so they can run faster.
I’m not in the least superstitious. My horoscope and my fortune cookie both said the same thing this week so it must be true. Now I have to get going as it’s almost 13 after and you know it’s bad luck to finish anything 13 after the hour.