My dad works in construction, so growing up, anytime anything in the house needed to be fixed or altered, he would be the one to take care of it. I know that might make me look lazy, but here's the thing: He liked doing it. And I was lazy. So in the end, it all worked out.
Now that I have moved out, I have to do all the repairs and restoration myself. I mean, I still don't do them, but if I wanted to, that burden would fall on me. The reason why I don't bother with any of these DIY projects is because I know I would screw them up, and I'm still lazy.
I know this all sounds kind of bad, but I'd rather be lazy than live with one of these DIY projects.
I grew up in a marginally superstitious family who brought some beliefs and hocus-pocus superstitions from the old country. I couldn't make too much noise late at night for fear of attracting a "jinn." I couldn't point at cemeteries or stare into a mirror for too long or my face would become deformed, and heaven help me if I was ever mean to or disobeyed my parents or grandparents, because then I'd be looking at a cursed life that would ruin me until the day that I died.
But the idea of "back luck" or stepping on cracks, walking under ladders, or stealing a black cat's macchiato isn't something that my family really bought into. Sure, we believed in supernatural stuff and the idea that karma gets back around to mess with you or your kids, but "bad luck"?
No honey, it isn't luck that's ruining your life, it's an unseen species of metaphysical monsters that exist in a different plane we know little about—but they are mentioned in the Quran, so be careful!
There are phenomena so unfortunate that simply looking at images of them will cause the same bad luck to befall you. So on this Friday the 13th, gaze upon these pictures with extreme caution.