What not to say in the car: drivers' superstitions
Probably every car owner is familiar with the most common driver's superstition: washing the car means it will rain. However, this is not the only superstition popular among drivers.
For instance, drivers avoid throwing garbage out the window, and it's not just about ecology and environmental protection. OBOZREVATEL has analyzed which words should not be said in a car and whether it is permissible to count money in the cabin.
Drivers intending to sell their car should refrain from voicing their intention out loud; otherwise, the vehicle might start to break down.
Moreover, it is considered improper to discuss the time it takes to travel. For example: "I'm leaving, I'll be there in half an hour." People believe that saying such things can bring bad luck.
According to superstition, one should never kick the wheels of a car, as doing so is believed to bring on road troubles and accidents.
Garbage should not be thrown out of the window not only for environmental and safety reasons but also because it is believed that such an action will lead to bad luck for the whole year.
Washing a car in the yard has long been considered a sign of theft. Superstitious individuals also avoid counting money in the car, as it is seen as a sign of poverty and potential loss.
A popular belief is related to whistling. Whistling in the car is considered a sign of impending losses, including financial ones.
However, not all signs have a negative connotation. If your car is a bit dirty with bird droppings, don't be upset; it's considered good luck with money. Purchasing a used model from a wealthy owner is believed to bring good luck to the buyer.
Earlier, OBOZREVATEL told you what not to throw out of the house so as not to bring trouble.