Today’s etiquette & superstition topic was originally going to be about how it’s rude to take photos of somebody’s egg breaking in the “Scrambler” competition at the Science Olympiad, but 1) I realized that it was going to be really hard to find a superstition related to the Science Olympiad, and 2) it seems I have been writing an awful lot about eggs or egg rolls here. So let’s talk about mustard instead.
ETIQUETTE: When dining with an anorexic, be sure to not hog all the mustard. Mustard is one of the few things anorexics eat.
SUPERSTITION: If you are born under the planet Saturn, you tend to have a difficult life. In order to relieve your suffering and trouble, find a Saturn worshipper who is carrying around a vessel of mustard oil*; if you see your face reflected in the oil, drop a copper coin in it. The oil, not your face. Things will get better.
*It’s really easy to find one of these guys, actually. He’ll come straight to your door if you happen to be in the Punjab region.