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Curse-missing is the unconscious deflection of a curse so that the effect occurs a day later than intended. For example, your wife puts a curse on your golf game as you leave for the course on Tuesday, but you have a fine game. You convince yourself that your wife doesn't have the power to hex people with curses. However, on Wednesday you have a terrible game because of curse-missing.

It is thought by some theologians that curse-missing is a prank played on us by the gods. Sometimes they let curses work, sometimes they foil them altogether, and sometimes they delay them by a day, a week, or even longer, just to confuse us.

Some skeptics might think curse-missing is an ad hoc hypothesis analogous to psi-missing in parapsychology, but there is very strong anecdotal evidence from golfers around the world that supports curse-missing. Just when you think you've overcome the hex your wife has put on you, the curse still lurks in the background ready to pounce when next you tee off. Curse-missing has tormented golfers more than any other paranormal phenomenon. Just when a golfer thinks he or she has figured out the game and is playing consistently, wham! A curse from out of nowhere hits and players are dutifully humbled and begin mumbling to themselves about the golf gods giving and the golf gods taking away.

See also Golf and the Enneagram.

Last updated 13-Jan-2014

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