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An ill omen, this number. Come to think of it, the mirror in my bathroom
has been broken for years without negative effects, and I like black cats,
even if they shun me.

This might remind people of Reb Tevye (Topol) from _Fiddler on the Roof_.

1. to bow
One should bow when passing the temple.

2. tradition
It is a tradition, and traditions tell us where we stand with God [or the
Universal Life Force, or the Verruca Gnome, or whatever is conculturally
appropriate].

3. origin
So you want to know the origin of this tradition? I'll tell you.
I don't know.

4. to uphold
But it's a tradition, so I shall uphold it.

5. to encourage
Everyone I meet encourages me to do so.

6. lynch mob
If I don't uphold the traditions, a lynch mob will show up.

7. goodwill, 8. society
I wish to keep the goodwill of high society.

9. magistrate, judge, elder
Perhaps I'll be a magistrate some day.

10. to honor
All will honor me and swoon at my name, for I will be famous.

~Wright