I guess it was inevitable that one or two of the loveable wags thought that my becoming and Blogger and the site going down on the same day was too much of a coincidence.
Well, to start, as Bart Simpson says “I didn’t do it” and Mick says so too. (Not that I ascribe to a blame culture.) Although I have to admit when I woke up this morning and checked the site, I was in a state of sheer panic, wondering how much it was going to cost to fix Slugger if I broke it. Many cultures believe that women are objects of bad luck. In Islam, there is a Fatwah or rather a hadith that says that there is an evil omen in the woman and the horse If you want to know more, follow the link.
The British Navy also believed that women were unlucky on ships.
And of course, we all know that whistling women and crowing hens will bring the devil out of his den. A crowing hen was believed by some to forebode evil or disaster and bring bad luck.
So, this is not a ship, I don’t whistle and the Hadith is wrong. Having said all that, I won’t be twisting any more big RED buttons that say “DON’T TOUCH”