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post #3 of Old 12-12-2019
Minnewaska
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Re: Leaving Port on Friday

The “no departure” on Friday thing has a sorted past. In fact, I even understand there was a time, when it was preferred to begin a voyage on a Friday. The real myth is that the Royal Navy named a ship the HMS Friday to prove it wasn’t an issue to depart on a Friday and it sunk. Never happened.

I think these superstitions are like frat rules. They don’t make sense, nor have any real relevance, but we follow them in solidarity. There is always a ritual to receive forgiveness or absolution that involves alcohol.


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