Friday, November 11, 2011

11-11-11 Means Jobs!

Today's date, as it would hypothetically appear today on overdrawn checks I would write - if I had a checkbook, is 11-11-11. What does that mean, and should I curl into the fetal position and sob uncontrollably just prior to 11:11 AM Central time?

Well, if you're like me... as opposed to what?

I myself am not particularly superstitious, and find no significance with today's date 11-11-11. For example, I've never thrown a pinch of salt over my shoulder after spilling it. Nutmeg works better in staving off evil spirits. I know it's counter-intuitive, but I've tried all the various spices, while then measuring degrees of visitations and voices in my head.

Then again, some numerologists believe you should be afraid. Very afraid!:
In medieval times, numerologists — those who searched for the mystical significance of numbers — believed all numbers had both positive and negative aspects … except for 11. In the words of the 16th century scholar Petrus Bungus, 11 "has no connection with divine things, no ladder reaching up to things above, nor any merit." Stuck between the divine numbers 10 and 12, 11 was pure evil, and represented sinners.
If evil spirits like this number, and 11-11-2011 is unlucky, then you have to figure that 11-11-1111 was really nasty, right?

Historians are in agreement that this was the most boring day out of the most boring year, so go back to sleep. My Mayan calendar is never wrong.

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