Waiting for the gullible among us who insist celebrity deaths come in threes. This is the fourth in the last week or so, and just one of many so far this year. That “they come in threes” nonsense is tiresome and not worthy of otherwise intelligent people.
It’s not just celebrity deaths. I remember hearing that death comes in threes for people in general, when I was a young girl. My mother said it. She didn’t attach any spooky theory, just stated it as something that people believe, but that she didn’t believe it herself. She said it was “an old wive’s tale”.
When my mother and nephew died within ten days of each other, I said the same thing to my half sister whose son had just died. Her eyes widened with fear. She thought this meant that another death was inevitable. No critical thinking skills were employed in her brain. She’s an idiot.
And no, the old wive’s tale did not hold true. Another family death didn’t happen until late in the next year.