Thursday, August 19, 2004

Superstitious Romanian Dies on Friday the 13th

AFP - A superstitious Romanian, who refused to leave his house throughout Friday the 13th to avoid bad luck, died after he was stung by a wasp in his kitchen, police said. Florin Carcu, 54, had even taken the precaution of asking his boss for permission not to go to work on the inauspicious Friday, the police in Cluj, central Romania, said in a statement.

"It was the strangest request I've ever received but I ended up giving him permission to stay at home because he seemed to be really scared of something bad happening to him on that day," Carcu's boss Gheorghe Domsa told the press. Doctors from the emergency services in Cluj said Carcu had been making coffee when he was stung by a species of wasp nicknamed "the wolf", which is very rare in Romania and whose sting is very poisonous. He died on the spot.


At 5:14 PM, Blogger Toodleyboots said...

This is very sad and terribly unlucky.

At 6:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I didn't find it so sad....made me LOL....question is, if he had decided to go to work, what would have happened there? He could have prevented a more horrible death (fire, gun shot wound, etc)! (Though from my limited knowledge, doesn't sound like toxins are really the way to go either). So, maybe this guy did know what he was talking about and picked a better way to go.
PS If that makes any sense what so ever. Sounded better in my head.

At 6:48 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Didn't know the Bush speech writers were helping Sarah write comments now...........

At 11:20 PM, Blogger Luke said...

I'm gonna go with "sad" too ... weird but sad.


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