Day 253 : 4D

Last night, while riding in my friend’s car, bird shit fell on her windshield. We immediately took it as a sign of good luck to buy lottery with her car’s number today.

I wonder when did the notion of shit as a symbol of good luck permeate our rational, Singaporean mental fabric? Perhaps it’s a consolation to soothe the ire of having to clean up the mess, but perhaps there’s a historical explanation. To our Chinese forefathers, shit is actually gold. You got to be kidding right?

You see, our ancestors were mainly farmers who used animal dung as fertilisers. Big shit means good harvest which translates to fat earnings. Now that the connection between gold and shit is made, don’t feel so bad stepping on poo the next time. But don’t go actively hunting for them yet. The bird shit didn’t bring us any luck. None of our numbers struck gold.

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. spunktitud3
    Sep 18, 2012 @ 10:13:40

    Fwah. So you spent $40 for bird poo LOL Mabbe I should play a prank on you and splatter bird poo all over your things, then you will have lots of numbers to buy! And lots of cleaning bills too haha

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