A THIRD OF US SCARED TO BRITS13
Gym ’n tonic for Coleen Millions dodge day of doom
OVER a third of Brits will wake in fear today because it is Friday the 13th.
Millions of superstitious people have already changed their plans to dodge looming bad luck.
Nearly three quarters of Brits believe they have been hit with mishaps on the cursed date.
And almost half of people quizzed, 40%, will be taking extra care. Some even refuse to travel in case they are caught up in an accident.
And hundreds of people are set to cancel meetings and appointments.
A new study shows that 68% of people are so crippled with jitters today they will try to give themselves good luck. Some will throw salt over their shoulder, others will salute a magpie or look for a black cat.
But 52% of people believe that a lucky number brings them fortune.
Research carried out by Travelodge reveals that customers regularly refuse to stay in room 13, especially on Friday 13th.
Shakila Ahmed, Travelodge spokeswoman, said: “Our research shows that Britons certainly believe in the power of numbers and will use their lucky number to get ahead in life and avoid the number 13.
“Across our network of 551 UK hotels we have a large number of regular business customers who always request the same room number.”