I was talking to Mrs Unclesam last night about how my ankle joint felt a lot better since taking some joint supplements and how it didn't really ever hurt anymore and then sure enough, 15 minutes later it started hurting.
So how do you avoid the jinx of everyday life? Do you pull the "pitcher-during-the-no-hitter" and avoid everyone? Just not talk about it? Knock on wood? Throw salt over your shoulder? Punch Twist in the face as a karmic sacrifice?