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Saturday, March 7, 2015
Please Excuse Me!
Southeast Asia commonly believe that before one needs to answer the call of
nature outdoor, then it is best to say:
“Please step aside!”
This is to
avoid the urine or feces accidentally tainted the local earthbound spirits. If
these spirits are offended, then troubles would entail even death can be
resulted in some cases.
school days, a friend of mine and a boy scout suffered from meningitis after a
camping trip beside a river bank and subsequently died overnight. Story has it
that the scout has urinated near a bamboo bush. And this unfortunate boy did
not say the key words: “please step aside!” before doing his business.
many stories such as the above being told and retold but people still got into
trouble with spiritual world somehow.
interesting to learn that there is such a taboo in Scandinavia too! Same goes to throwing hot water and other things out in the wild. A person should first shout out "please step aside!" before throwing anything out to prevent whatever is thrown offended the invisible ones out there. -Liew
Title: When you have
When you have peed outdoors you should spit in front of you
and say “Yuck, free me!”. This is in case you have accidentally pissed on the
[Not sure if the translation of the phrase is correct since
I have difficulties parsying it.]
Title: When throwing
out hot water
When throwing out hot water you should say “Get out of the
way my little friends.” A girl from Attmar parish didn't do this and got rashes
in her face, as if she got burned.