I entered my office scratching my left palm.
“What happened?” asked my senior colleague.
“Just itching,” I replied.
“Itching on the left palm indicates you will get money,” he predicted, adding, “throw a party once you get the money.”
I wish the prediction came true. It’s already a week.
There are many who still hold on to strange beliefs.
One friend used to sit immediately if someone called him by his name from behind. A friend from Pakistan mentioned about an eccentric doctor who used to whitewash his clinic every day. Another person had the weird habit of cleaning apple with a tooth brush before eating.
Once I met a stranger and we shook hands.
He said, “Your hands are cold. That means you have a warm heart.”
I did not tell him I had just returned from an ice-cold air-conditioned room.