My girlfriend is insanely superstitious, and I don’t know what to do about it.
I have been working as an English teacher for the last few months, but my actual education is in finance. I came to Taiwan looking for a break, and financial crisis and all – I found one. One of the perks of my new job is a beautiful Western style apartment. It has a full living room with pile carpeting; a gorgeous dining room; and a bedroom with mirrors on the ceiling. It is the definition of luxury. However, my girlfriend refuses to spend the night.
She says the mirrors on the ceiling will allow ghosts to enter our lives as we sleep. I just can’t reason with her.
How do I get her to calm down?
— Living Large
Dear Living Large;
She should heed the advice of my dear old Aunt Margie: “Forget the dead; it’s the living ones you need to worry about.”
— Keep that salt shaker handy, MeiGui
Originally published on the Foreign Community page of The China Post, Dec 08