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SILVERWARE BELIEF

IF A PIECE OF SILVERWARE IS DROPPED, A VISITOR WILL COME FROM THE
DIRECTION IT POINTS. THE VISITOR'S GENDER MAY BE DETERMINED FROM
THE FOLLOWING LIST:
KNIFE - INANIMATE OBJECT (LETTER OR GIFT)
SPOON- MAN
FORK- FEMININE

Submitter comment: THIS IS A GERMAN CUSTOM.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DORM ROOM ; TOLD AT

Subject headings: Observation

Date learned: 10-23-1970

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