Monday, October 31, 2011

Bad Fortune

My wife is Thai, and she, like apparently most Thais, believes in paranormal phenomena such as ghosts and fortune telling. She says two reputable Thai fortune tellers independently told her Thai friend that her husband would die this December. Her friend believes this and is understandably distressed over the prospect.

Her husband is around 70 years old, had angioplasty a few years ago, and has been diagnosed with an abdominal aortic aneurysm on which his doctors are keeping a close watch. Nevertheless, he looks good, takes excellent care of himself, and says he feels fine. I would be very surprised and sad if the fortune tellers' predictions came true.

But what if they do? Will this lessen or even dispel my skepticism toward fortune telling? Should it? I will post here about what happens either way.