In recent years I've sort of had a change of heart about the whole Friday the 13th phenomenon. Hypothetically speaking, of course, if you're the superstitious sort and you believe in that sort of thing. Should a general malaise of bad luck just sort of... settle on Friday the 13th, then you should by all means be prepared to deal with the bad things. BUT, this also means that there's really no reason for you to try and be extra-cautious or anything. If the bad things are going to just happen, then they're going to just happen regardless of what you do. So you may as well use this as an excuse to do things you might want to do but wouldn't normally do, like ask your cute blonde friend if she'd like to go to dinner with you. You know, hypothetically. If you believe in that sort of thing.
But it's still hard for me to get rid of that "bad things are coming" itch that's in the back of my brain. And so the challenge of trying to balance being a civilized human being with acting on instinct continues.