13 Good Luck Charms That We'd Rather Not Have, Thank You

07/29/2014 10:01 am ET | Updated Jul 29, 2014

They say these things are supposed to bring you good luck. We say, "No, thanks."

If stepping in dog doo, carrying around a vulture's head or getting salt all over our backs is "good luck," we might just be cool with whatever our bad luck has in store.

Check out 13 of the least appealing good luck charms below. We'll be over here taking our chances.

  • 1 Having Rain On Your Wedding Day
    Because the last look you want to see on a bride's face is, "I'm tolerating this."
  • 2 Having Crickets In Your House
    In Chinese culture, crickets in the home are a sign that good fortune and wealth will be coming your way. In America, it's just annoying.
  • 3 Carrying A Raccoon's Penis Bone
    They're said to be lucky talismans for gamblers, but we're willing to bet it's just Not. Worth. It.
  • 4 Having A Bird Sh*t On You
  • 5 Carrying A Rabbit's Foot
  • 6 Stepping In Dog Doo
  • 7 Having A Spider On Your Person
    Finding a spider on your clothes -- especially your wedding dress -- is considered a good omen, but it's hard to realize how lucky you are when you're screaming uncontrollably.
  • 8 Putting Your Clothes On Backwards
    Accidentally, that is. However, the last time we walked around with our shirts on backwards and didn't realize it, we felt more "stupid" than "lucky."
  • 9 Carrying A Vulture's Head
    There HAS to be a way to improve your gambling odds that doesn't involve decapitating poor, endangered vultures. Right?
  • 10 Cutting Your Hair During A Storm
    When the power could go out? No, thank you.
  • 11 Having An Itchy Or Tingly Left Hand
    Sure, it might be a sign of wealth coming your way, but you still have to put up with an annoying itch. Or worse.
  • 12 Bats. Just Bats.
    Whether traveling in groups of five or resting on your house, our reaction to this lucky omen remains the same: NOPE.
  • 13 Throwing Spilled Salt Over Your Shoulder
    Unless it's some kind of deep-cleansing scrub, we're good.

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