Saturday, July 07, 2007


So today’s supposed to be lucky. If you believe in that sort of thing, the convergence of three sevens is supposed to mean good luck. I read somewhere that there were expected to be more weddings today than on any other single date in history. Or maybe that’s just hype.

Nigel and I decided to go see Transformers today. On the way, a car rear-ended us. As it happens, it appears the guy who hit us got the worst of the damage—his bonnet was bowed, but we seem to have not had much damage. We’ll have it checked out next week, but it looks like, despite being hit, we may have been lucky.

The movie was okay. It was entertaining in a mass-culture movie kind of way, with only a few truly naff moments. This is good.

On the way home, we stopped at a supermarket to pick up a bottle of wine to take to dinner at the sister-in-law’s house. EFTPOS didn’t work at the checkout, so I had to go to another checkout. It didn’t work there, either. I left without any wine. Not so lucky.
When we got home I had a look and found a bottle.

So, our car was hit (unlucky), but seems to be relatively unscathed (lucky). The supermarket couldn’t sell me anything (unlucky), but I had a bottle of wine at home (lucky).

So, you tell me: Was
07-07-07 lucky or unlucky?

08/07/07: I changed this post slightly, partly to add links. Stories about 07/07/07 weddings in New Zealand are here and here.


Jason in DC said...

Perhaps you guys need to look in to alternative transportation other than an auto. Maybe a bike?

Arthur Schenck said...

You've been here. Bicycles? In Auckland?!

Walt said...

Was today lucky? Well, got free tickets to a concert (lucky), the show sucked (unlucky), half way through Ken realized he lost his keys (unlucky), after the show he found them (lucky) in the ignition of the still running car (unlucky). Overall, unlucky.

Arthur Schenck said...

Well, Walt, I suppose it's lucky that the car was there if it was still running! To me, the day seemed to be no more lucky or unlucky than any other day.

lost in france said...

hmm - sounds like a mixed bag.