Black Friday not unlucky
SERIAL mirror breaker and glazier Leisa Harch isn’t the superstitious type, if she was she would be doubly worried today, Black Friday.
Friday the 13th has long been thought of as an unlucky day along with other bad luck charms like black cats crossing your path, walking under ladders and breaking mirrors.
But Leisa from Gympie Glazing says she is not superstitious at all and said if she had seven years bad luck for every mirror she broke she would a lot of bad luck built up.
“I break mirrors and off cuts into the bin every day,” Leisa said.
“I wouldn’t be able to count all the bad luck, it would be in the thousands of years,” she laughed.
Leisa has just won the 2010 High Achievement State Award for her glazing skills and says breaking mirrors and glass is just part of the job.
She said now days most people weren’t concerned about bad luck when she got a call to fix a mirror. “People are more concerned about the safety issue of broken glass,” Leisa said.
Bad luck from breaking mirrors dates back to Roman days. They believed mirrors captured part of the soul and if the user should break a mirror it would mean their soul would be trapped inside the world of the mirror.
They also believed a soul took seven years to renew and heal, hence seven years bad luck.