Friday the 13th comes along with as much superstition attached to it as does the monthly full moon. Of course, any given day can have as much high jinxs as the next, but it's nice to have something to blame it on.
There's a look that passes between us when the students start piling up in the "waiting area" or when the principal comes out of the office with a list of students to be called to the office. It's not an eyeroll, but you know it when you see it. "Must be the full moon" is implied. You don't even have to say it.
Of course anything wacky that happens, like some kind of equipment breaking, or someone's tire going flat in the parking lot can be attributed to Friday the 13th. Thankfully, there's only one or two of them in a year.
Well, this month both the full moon and Friday the 13th fell on days when school was not in session due to the spring break.
Just as well.
However, I am not looking forward to returning to work on Monday to see what the gremlins have done while we were away!