And so I began, “Where’s Jena?”
“Oh, she can’t come tonight.”
“Umm, it’s kind of complicated. I don’t know how to explain.”
“Well, what happened?”
“A lizard fell down.”
“Fell down? Like fell down how?”
“Like fell off the ceiling.”
“And that means what? She can’t go outside?”
“Yeah, pretty much.”
Just another thing to smile about during a day in Thailand. When a small creature with a tail falls down, depending on where it lands in relation to a person, it might bring good luck or trigger a series of unfortunate events. It could even signal death. Thailand is a country of many superstitions.
If a lizard ever loses its balance and falls off the ceiling in front of you, make a note of where it lands and ask a Thai friend what lies in store. If you’re lucky and the lizard lands in front of you with its tail pointing to the right, your relatives will shower you with gifts. If the lizard hits your right hand, however, then run for the hills because you are doomed to a life of unhappiness. You have been warned.
Lizard info from Thai Blogs.