It never failed, when I was a young girl and someone was sweeping around me they'd say "Don't let me sweep under your feet or you'll never marry."
I was reminded of the old saying at work one day last week and shared it with a friend as she tried to sweep around me. I said "Don't worry-I'm an old married lady so I don't have to worry about someone sweeping under my feet now."
A few other sweeping sayings:
- You'll have bad luck if you sweep after dark
- Never sweep twice in one place (how in the world could you manage this one?)
- Don't step over a broom
- When a couple weds-it is referred to as jumping the broom
- If you sweep the dirt out the door on New Year's Day you'll sweep all your good luck from the coming year out with it too