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Number 4 by suzulu on 28 April 2007 3:11pm
I was in hospital for a week (came out yesterday) because of the complications to wrist fracture.

I was in bed 4 of Bay 4 in the ward. Strange, because my house is No.4 and the address of my place of work is No.4.

Coincidence, what?!

Re: Number 4 by Spursfan on 28 April 2007 4:25pm

Please don't tell me you were the 4th child of a 4th child - born on 4th April 1944 - or I shall collapse in a heap!!!
Re: Number 4 by andrea_nyc on 28 April 2007 4:47pm
Hope you're feeling better Sue!
Re: Number 4 by canaveralgumby on 28 April 2007 5:31pm
from Wikipedia:

"Number 4 (accounting pinyin sì) is considered an unlucky number in Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese and Japanese cultures because it sounds like the word "death" (pinyin se). Due to that, many numbered product lines skip the "4": e.g. Nokia cell phones (there is no series beginning with a 4), Palm PDAs, the Leisure Suit Larry games, Canon PowerShot G's series (after G3 goes G5), etc. In East Asian, some buildings do not have a 4th floor. (Compare with the American practice of some buildings not having a 13th floor because 13 is considered unlucky.) In Hong Kong, some high-rise residential buildings miss ALL floor numbers with "4", e.g. 4, 14, 24, 34 and all 40-49 floors. As a result, a building with 50th as the highest floor may actually have 36."

Sorry, suzulu, you asked! Seriously though, have a speedy recovery. A WEEK for complications from a wrist fracture? Poor thing.
Re: Number 4 by perfectbitch on 28 April 2007 6:34pm
Hope you make a speedy recovery Sue. Numbers can be intriguing. 2 and 5 recur in my life. My younger daughter and I both have birthdays on the 2nd of the month and Nick and my other daughter on the 5th. I live at no 5 and so do 2 of my close friends.

Re: Number 4 by Palin_Lover on 28 April 2007 9:58pm
Wow, that's crazy! Hope your recovery goes well! :D
Re: Number 4 by kazzzz on 29 April 2007 11:23am
Ooh nasty about your wrist :(
4 she's a jolly goodd fellow
4 she's a jolly good fellow
4 she's a jolly god fellllllllllowww
And so say 4 of us!
Re: Number 4 by tucsonmike on 29 April 2007 10:24pm
Sorry about your wrist Sue. Now I know why the number 4 is unlucky. That is the subway line from where I grew up to Yankee Stadium. No one I broke up with my high school girlfriend. She lived within walking distance of Yankee Stadium.
Re: Number 4 by suzulu on 30 April 2007 1:45pm
Just as well I am not East Asian, canaveralgumby!

No, I'm not 4th child of a 4th child, etc., Anne! Thank goodness.

Good song, kazzzz! Thanks for your good wishes, everyone.
Re: Number 4 by Chris14 on 1 May 2007 4:17am
But your 4th metacarpal has been broken and damaged so badly, I guess.


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