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BELIEF: SUPERSTITION

WHEN WALKING ALONGSIDE SOMEONE, DON'T LET ANYTHING GET BETWEEN YOU.
EVERYONE SHOULD WALK ON THE SAME SIDE WHEN AVOIDING AN OBJECT.
OTHERWISE YOU'LL GET BAD LUCK

Where learned: NOT INCLUDED ; MAINE ; SOUTH PORTLAND

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

Date learned: 11-05-1971

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CUSTOM

PLACES OF BUSINESS USUALLY SAVE THE FIRST DOLLAR THEY HAVE MADE AS A
BUSINESS. THIS IS FOR GOOD LUCK. THIS PRACTICE IS DONE IN
MANY STORES

Where learned: NOT INCLUDED

Keyword(s): BUSINESS MONEY GOOD LUCK

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Work Commerce Business
BELIEF -- Sign Color
BELIEF -- Number

Date learned: NOT INCLUDED

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SUPERSTITION (MOST NATIONALITIES)

FARMERS WOULD NEVER PLANT THEIR CROPS EXCEPT WHEN THERE WAS A
NEW MOON.

Where learned: NOT INCLUDED

Keyword(s): PLANTING, MOON

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Work Commerce Business
BELIEF -- Moon

Date learned: 09-25-1968

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CUSTOMS

CIGARS: IF YOU ARE EITHER NEWLY PROMOTED OR A NEW FATHER, YOU
DISTRIBUTE CIGARS TO ALL OFFICERS.

Where learned: NOT INCLUDED

Keyword(s): MILITARY ; PROMOTION, NEW FATHER

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Work Commerce Business
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Birth
BELIEF -- Number

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WETTING DOWN YOUR COMMISSION

WHENEVER YOU ARE PROMOTED, YOU ARE OBLIGED TO HOLD A
"WETTING_DOWN PARTY".

Where learned: NOT INCLUDED

Keyword(s): MILITARY ; PROMOTION

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Work Commerce Business
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Initiation rite Hazing

Date learned: 10-19-1965

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