Tuesday, April 19, 2011

My Superstition: Omaha Steaks

Tuesday, April 19, 2011.....


According to Wikipedia, a superstition is a credulous belief or notion, not based on reason or knowledge. My superstition, Omaha Steaks, definitely fits the Wikipedia definition.

It started in August 2001. I went to a local Omaha Steaks' store and bought a lot of food to stock my freezer. The next day, I was let go from my job (the company actually folded a couple months later).

In March 2003, I go to Omaha Steaks again, fill my freezer with yummy foods, and the next day am laid off (another company that went under).

It is then I notice the connection of Omaha Steak visits and my layoffs. I share my theory with sister YogaGirl and tell her I'm never going to the Omaha Steak store (lucky for me, it closed down). I can't really remember YogaGirl's response to my theory, but I'd like to believe that my logic behind my theory was enough to convince her my theory is rationale and grounded (hey, a girl likes to dream).

May 2008, I take a Friday off. In Saturday's mail is a boatload of Omaha Steak coupons and Monday I get a call from my boss laying me off (I, along with several of my co-workers were supposed to be laid off on Friday, but they couldn't lay off my co-workers because I had taken the day off). I blame the Omaha Steak coupons for the layoff (not the fact that my company was downsizing like no one's business).

So...why am I retelling my tale...because I watched the Celebrity Apprentice and the task involved Omaha Steaks. I'm hoping the curse is over and just watching Omaha Steaks being promoted will land me a job.

Note: I really do love Omaha Steaks' products, but my superstition will not allow me to buy another of their products for fear of never getting a job.

14 comments:

Jaime said...

wow! that's crazy. i wouldn't buy any omaha steak products either if that stuff happened to me

Matty said...

I never tried their steaks, but if I saw that connection with any product, I'd "steer" clear of it too.

Brian Miller said...

i hope this is the turn in your luck with them...intersting the links...hmmm....

Titania said...

Also, change you email and address and DO NOT give it to Omaha Steaks. Just sayin'.

ME said...

Maybe Omaha Steaks will offer you a job. You'd get the food and job all in one.

Little Ms Blogger said...

Jaime - I'm glad someone understands my logic and agrees with me. :-)

Matty - LOL. Very clever.

Brian - Funny thing, I got an email for a phone interview for tomorrow.

Titania - LOL. Good advice.

ME - LOL - I doubt it. I doubt they'll even read my blog.

maria.palermo said...

LMB, wow that's too bad, my sister gets steaks for Christmas from a family friend. My sister is a hairdresser and does her hair at home. So far, no bad karma.

lacochran's evil twin said...

Perhaps flinging raw steaks at corporate managers was, in hindsight, not a good career move?

J.J. in L.A. said...

I'm superstitious about saying 'I love you'. The two times I did, the guy(s) left within a couple of months. My longest relationship was 2 years.

I've never told my man, straight out, that I love him. I use the excuse, "Actions speak louder than words". It must work because we've been together over 7 years.

Muffy Willowbrook said...

Holy moly! Never ever buy those again....that's eerie.

BeckEye said...

You wrote: "So...why am I retelling my tale...because I watched the Celebrity Apprentice and the task involved Celebrity Apprentice" instead of "...involved Omaha Steaks." So, the curse just brought on a typo this time. I think you're safe. :)

Yankee Girl said...

WHen I was single for some reason all of my dates wanted to take me to this one steak house for dinner. Whenever a guy took me there I always had awful dates or the day after visiting the restaurant I would get the let's just be friends talk.

To this day, I will not let my husband go there. We have been together for nine years but I am sure our marriage would end shortly after having dinner at that steak house.

Mandy's Kidding said...

This read exactly like The Mothman Prophesies. Scary! I think you should write The Omaha Steakman Prophesies and never have to worry about being laid off again because you'll be a bazillionaire best-selling author.

Little Ms Blogger said...

Maria – my hubby got some this Christmas. I still accept them, but won’t buy from them.

Lacochran’s evil twin – it wasn’t? Damn.

JJ - Wow. In 7 years you haven’t said “I love you” to bf. I bet at this point it’s a running joke and if you do say it, he’d probably think something is wrong.

Muffy – I don’t plan on it.

BeckEye – thanks for the catch.

Yankee Girl – Okay, your story cracked me up. Probably because I know I would have the same reaction.

Mandy – I never read the Mothman Prophesies. I thought I was just whacked. But, if you’re saying I can make $$$ off my crazy theories, I should write the next best seller.