In our culture when the 13th of the month falls on a Friday (which is does three times in 2012, with January and April preceding this one in July) and reasons as to why abound. Some are Christian relating to the 13 disciples, Judas's betrayal and the crucifixion of Jesus.
Others are Norse legend involving Loki, the god of mischief uninvited arrival at a party of 12 other gods, making him the 13th and his orchestration of convincing Hoder (blind god of darkness) use arrow to shoot the to shoot Balder the Beautiful (god
of joy and gladness) killing him and sending the Earth into darkness.
Another is Knights Templar when King Phillip the IV of France who owed huge debts to the Knights Templar and decided the best way to take care it was to devise a plan to have all of them rounded up and killed on Friday the 13th, 1307, accusing them all of heresy. As they used medieval methods to torture confession, most were, but the plan to have the grandmaster, Jaques De Molay, publically admit heresy before being burned at the stake, he instead used it as platform to explain what the King was doing and his final words were to curse the King and the Pope, who condoned the King's actions, would die by the end of the year; both did.
There is even a name for the fear of Friday the 13th: Paraskavedekatriaphobia
But with this promotion at Starbucks, maybe one good thing can happen on this Friday
This Friday from 12-3pm Starbucks is offering a free 12 oz refresher (Very Berry Hibiscus or Cool Lime) at participating stores (be sure to ask the location before ordering if they are participating).
May your luck be good and may God bless you:)
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