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The fear of Friday the 13th is called paraskavedekatriaphobia, a word derived from the concatenation of the Greek words Paraskeví (Παρασκευή) (meaning Friday), and dekatreís (δεκατρείς) (meaning thirteen), attached to phobía (φοβία) (meaning fear).
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Well, today is Friday 13 and I know that in Mauritius many will be very careful.
I think Friday 13 on the contrary is kind of fun for me...I remember that one Friday 13 in 1996, I was preparing myself to go to college when my uncle comes by and sounds strange...he looks at me and says:
"Fer attention kan to p ale lecol zordi..mone fer ene extra mauvais reve lor toi..to ine fer ene accident grave ek tone mort.."
Wow! I thought! Imagine being told something like that on a Friday 13! Well, it did not stop me from going to school.
At school, the funny part was that it is very well known that many students don't have classes in MGI. So, on that day our teacher said we'll just sit outside and do our class..Fine, as students we all loved the idea! Hep! Just as we took place around her, rain started to fall when seconds before there was a huge sun above! Ok..so we try to find another place to sit...
Later I was doing my hindi class. The teacher with only 3 students (me included) were in a small class in some corner of MGI. Quite to what we were used to, there was a deep silence around. Strange..strange..so the teacher asked one of us to go look what is going on since it's SOOOO silent! Guess what!!! The girl comes running saying that the whole floor is empty and all the kids are standing outside on the football ground far away as: THERE WAS A BOBM ALERT!!! God! and we were the only ones in class! Guess they missed us :( So we rushed to the football ground and waited for the police etc... to clear all doubts of bomb...Imagine if there was really a bomb! I'd not be here blogging! lol!
Same day, couple of hours before we go home, my friends decide to go to the library to change our books. Just as we step out of class, Naz trips and falls over Anj, leaving both down on the floor, with Naz on top of Anj... Ok am not being mean but I still recall the whole scene even after 13 years!!! It was so funny!!! It's like it happened in slow motion...
Now wasn't that some fuuny Friday 13??? AND!! Guess what??? Am blogging about a 13 year old story on a Friday 13!!! Hope I get to live through this day without any bad surprise :P