Rip those clothes, as soon as possible!
Hurry, rip those now!
These are just two of the sentences I've read the other day. Why do they need to rip those clothes? (Okay, I admit, this got me thinking some inappropriate things once again)
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I was eating my snack the other day while I was browsing some posts online. I chanced upon a post that piqued my interest.
Do we need to burn or rip our clothes when we got into accidents or life-threatening situations? Was that a superstition?
It got me thinking. Was there a superstition like that?
One of the readers commented on his own experience. He said he didn't believe it until it happened to their family.
His father had a terrible heart attack and he was the only company. He took a picture of his father then he sent it to his family through Messenger. Good thing, he's quick enough to accompany his father to the hospital that day or else, it could've been worse.
A year passed by, and his father experienced another terrible heart attack. He took a picture of his father again to inform his family. That's when one of his sisters pointed out the shirt their father was wearing. It was the same shirt he was wearing before when he experienced a life-threatening situation. They then decided to rip the clothes already.
Another anecdote was from an adult woman who likes to shop in thrift stores. She said she bought certain clothing from Ukay-Ukay. Whenever she wear that certain clothing, she face misfortunes. The recent one she had was she was hit by a car. From then on, she ripped and burned what she bought from ukay.
I don't know if these stories are true but there are a lot of stories that claims -
rip the clothes you've used when you had an accident or life-threatening situation.
The clothes has nothing to do with our circumstances. Perhaps, it's a reminder of what used to be - could be a life-threatening scenario, a bad day, or any inconvenience we've faced before -- that whenever we wear that certain clothing, it reminds us the traumatic experience as if we're still experiencing it.
October 18, 2022