“Out There…Somewhere”: You Must -Not- Be A Beautiful Baby On Friday The 13th

Photo of a cute baby "Out There...Somewhere".
Photo of a cute baby "Out There...Somewhere".

Augusta, GA (WJBF) – Adorable for sure, but on Friday the 13th, you don’t want to call the baby cute.

“I think that’s the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever heard in my life,” said Toni Alewine.

No, on this superstitions day, it’s best the baby be called ugly.

“I’m not going to say the baby is ugly,” said a woman outside an Augusta baby store. “Even on Friday the 13th?” we asked. “Not on Friday the 13th. Babies are beautiful,” she said.

Calling a baby ugly is a good thing, at least in Thailand. This is a superstition we found. Don’t call a baby cute, or a jealous spirit will kidnap it. Always call the newborn ugly.

“Evil spirits, yes…but no, babies are cute,” said Joester White. “But, on this day, you almost have to,” we said. “No,” she said.

“Ava is pretty cute,” I said. “Ava IS pretty cute,” said her mom, Elizabeth Wells. “But, it’s better luck to say Ava is ugly,” we sais. “I don’t think so. I’ll go with cute,” she said.

“I’m not really superstitious. The bib says cutest, it says I’m the cutest baby ever,” said Greer Rowland, whose baby Catherine was sporting the cutest baby ever bib. “Boy are you are risking it today?” I said.

But, calling that baby cute plays right into the hands of the kidnapping evil spirits for baby’s sake can you allow that.

“I don’t know if I necessarily believe in that one, but if it’s true then we’re going to have a very ugly baby,” said Ana Christine, the host of ‘The Dish’ on WJBF, with a laugh.

“Emily, you are ugly,” I told baby Emily. “You feel good?” “Yes,” answered her mom Marina.

Sora, you are ugly. “Feel better?” we asked. “Yeah,” said mom Christine Cranford. “Me too,” we said. “Thank you,” said mom. “You’re welcome,” I said.

No, it wasn’t easy, but had to keep the bad spirits at bay baby that’s for you.

If you have an idea for one of George Eskola’s “Out there…Somewhere” segments, just send him an email and tell him about it.

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