Although superstitions are often connected to pagan beliefs and religious practices that existed many years ago, there are still plenty of people out there who are superstitious even nowadays, just like the dad from the following joke.
A father put his 3-year-old daughter to bed, told her a story and listened to her prayers which ended by saying, “God bless Mommy, God bless Daddy, God bless Grandma and goodbye Grandpa.”
The father asked, ‘Why did you say good-bye Grandpa?’
The little girl said, “I don’t know daddy, it just seemed like the thing to do.” The next day grandpa died. The father thought it was a strange coincidence.
A few months later the father put the girl to bed and listened to her prayers, “God bless Mommy, God Bless Daddy and goodbye Grandma.” The next day the grandmother died.
“Holy crap” thought the father, “this kid is in contact with the other side.”
Several weeks later when the girl was going to bed the dad heard her say, “God bless Mommy and goodbye Daddy.”
He was so troubled that he barely went through the day. He was constantly looking at his watch, anticipating for the worst to happen. As he felt safe at work, he didn’t go home once his working hours were over but decided to stay at the office until midnight. He had a couple of cups of coffee as he didn’t want to fall asleep either.
When midnight finally arrived, he felt a sense of relief and headed home.
When he got home his wife said, “I’ve never seen you work so late. What’s the matter?” He said, “I don’t want to talk about it, I just had the worst day of my life.” She said, “You think you had a bad day? You’ll never believe what happened to me. This morning the mailman dropped dead on our porch!”