Its Friday the 13th, and we could all use a little luck.
Triskaidekaphobia is fear of the number 13, while paraskevidekatriaphobia (from Paraskevi, Greek for Friday) or friggatriskaidekaphobia (after Frigg, the Norse goddess after whom Friday is named in English) is the fear of Friday the 13th.
Research indicates that 17 to 21 million people in the United States are affected by a fear of Friday the 13th, to the point that they avoid their normal routines—in extreme cases they even avoid getting out of bed. “It’s been estimated that [US]$800 or $900 million is lost in business on this day”, said Donald Dossey, founder of the Stress Management Center and Phobia Institute.
We’re not sweating it at all over here, because Fridays are for Frank… and Frank has all the answers.
“Luck Be a Lady” was written by Frank Loesser in 1950 and featured in the musical Guys and Dolls.
Brando sang the song in the 1955 film version, but it later became a signature song for Frank Sinatra.
So let’s keep this party polite…
“Luck, if you’ve ever been a lady to begin with
Luck be a lady tonight.”