Fingers crossed

“I didn’t want to talk about it while it was happening, because I was afraid that the act of talking about it would make it stop happening.”

“I didn’t know you were such a superstitious person.”

“That’s just it! I’m not normally… actually, I should probably admit that I am superstitious, just in case denying it would make something bad happen.”

“Something bad, like realizing you sound totally insane?”