Monday, April 30, 2007

It’s time to touch something else!!

India is poised! Touch Wood!!
Rupee is growing stronger! Touch Wood!!
Stock market is rising! Touch Wood!!
I really never understood why people touch wood and why only wood, when there are better things to lay their hands on ;)
So, I sat one day to find out what my ancestors had to say about it and here is what I found:
“To touch wood is a superstition action to ward off any evil consequences or bad luck, perhaps because of some recent action you’ve taken or untimely boasting about your good fortune.”
Interestingly, there are some who also said this:
“It wasn’t always wood that was lucky: in older days, iron was also thought to have magical properties, and to touch iron was an equivalent preventative against ill fortune.”

Hmm…I think times have changed now and it’s no more appropriate to touch wood.
Don’t you think so?
My choice would be gold…what’s yours?

P.S: (Did I hear you saying ‘girl’?)

Update on May 14th:
Once upon a time there was a golden rule, now if you have gold, you rule (Read this on net)
Now, u decide!