I have a saying, If you don't want to know the answer -- Don't ask. The gods have an uncanny way of answering questions that should be left alone. For example, driving by an auto accident and the cars are in crazy locations. I think, "Well how....nope, do not want to know." I then wash it out of the air with a circular motion of my hand.
Yes, I am silly and superstitious.
This morning while Chester and I were walking, from out of the dark a cat tears across the grass and into the bog. Chester is all excited that there is a game a foot and I said, "No, we're not chasing cats today. What I want to know is what was chasing the cat." Realized what I'd said and immediately said, "No I don't." Washing motion followed.
It's a silly habit I know, but it does have its amusing times too.
Sitting with my son in a coffee shop he said something that was just tempting fate and I immediately started washing it out of the air. A lady standing in line waved back.