Informant: My mother was told by her friend when they were teens
Original Script: ” When me and my friend Judy were walking and I walked on the opposite side of a lamppost, and continued to walk. Judy stopped and said you have to go back and walk on the same side of the I did. I just laughed and kept walking. Judy went all the back and went around the same side of the pole i walked and said it was bad luck to split the pole.”
Background: Used for superstition
Thoughts: It shows how seriously people take superstition even doing the oddest task. People just expect that splitting the pole means bad luck without an actually reasoning behind it.