There are many hexes that will get your annoying neighbors to stop bothering you. Try one or all of these superstitions.
- Step 1: Get rid of your neighbors once and for all by driving nails into footprints they've made in the ground; they'll not only leave you alone, they'll leave town altogether!
- FACT: Urban residents are twice as likely as rural residents to say they're superstitious, according to one survey.
- Step 2: Make your neighbors leave you alone and drive them nuts at the same time by snagging a piece of their hair and tossing it under running water. According to the superstition, as the hair swirls away with the water, their mind will get swept away, too.
- Step 3: Make sure your neighbors never return by putting a live spider on their backs as they depart.
- TIP: If your neighbors always drop by at dinnertime, hide a bottle of castor oil near their plate; they'll never impose again.
- Step 4: No salting opportunity? Lay one of your left shoes under your bed, upside-down. Your pesky neighbors will suddenly be seized with the desire to leave.
- Step 5: When neighbors stop by for an unwelcome visit, sprinkle a little salt on their chair or toss a handful at their back when they're not looking; this common superstition will hasten their departure. Be careful: if they see you do it, it won't work.