What’s your lucky number? You know the one that you almost always place in the set of numbers on a lottery ticket (non-quick pick) or the one that you have ordained as luckier than others if produced by a lottery quick pick. Most people have a favorite number that is probably associated with a memory or personal “miracle” that affected them … your eighth birthday, your eleventh anniversary, your second child, your third attempt at passing the State Bar exam.
Depending on lifestyle and habits and superstition, the number that you gravitate to might also influence your decisions. If provided with several options, you might ultimately identify the final commitment based on the presence of the number if there are no other obvious differences. Just like shopping for a car where you don’t want to pay more than 20K. You look and your choices may be based on size, mileage, known performance, known safety features, resale value, color, interior condition which are all notable reasons to select or not select. That’s great if you can answer immediately, but what if there are two that fit your criteria. You may very well perform a mental “eenie-meenie-miney-mo” of sorts that of course incorporates your favorite number or perhaps steers you away from one because of the presence of an unlucky number.
In what’s referred to as Western demographic, the number 13 bears the general bad luck stigma. In the Eastern cultures with China’s numerology as a base, the number 4 is the bad luck number. This influences architecture and design (no floor 13 in some US elevators, no floor 4 in Macau, Hong Kong, or Mainland China Hotel elevators), and the visual generally perpetuates our superstitions by way of showing that someone else is superstitious too.
4:20, 4-20, 4 twenty, 4/20, 20-04
No number bears a modern symbol more than 4-20 (four twenty) as it arose as a symbol of civil disobedience and ultimately has become the cannabis culture’s magic number. Now that California joins Colorado, Nevada, Washington, Oregon, and a small group of New England states in legalized marijuana access, the party seems scaled back. Four Twenty is now an internationally recognized identity for celebration of cannabis.
The rumored origins of 420 come from California (surprise!) in the 1960’s (another surprise!) and were part of the legendary meet time for displaced students to go on their Arthurian quest to find the hidden grow field of high-grade cannabis. That’s what their legend tells us and needless to say it was born from a set of stoners who coined the time of 4:20 in the afternoon/evening as the perfect time for imbibing in their favorite smoke. So what began as a purposeful toke session after classes and before adventures of seeking the mythical treasure or working after-school jobs now remains a symbol of the modern cannabis consumer. This phenomenon of numeric association isn’t unique the United States, it has truly become world-wide in its acceptance as a celebration day for Marijuana.
Safety Reminders for 4-20 4:21, 4:22, 4:23 etc.
The general rule of the celebrations (public and private) is to symbolically inhale or ingest cannabis at the hour and minute of 4:20. Somewhere in the background or over loudspeakers there’s usually a few resounding choruses of Grateful Dead tunes, and other general encouragement or pronouncement of the party source. That’s all great, but remember what comes shortly thereafter:
- more police and highway patrol officers in response to a 12% increase of major incidents between 4:20 and midnight over other days of random sampling (that data has been in collected over 25 years)
- more police and highway patrol officers knowing that the age group of 21 and younger incur greater risk when driving on this day (38% more)
- more local police and strategies to protect “420” signage, mailboxes, addresses, etc. which have been creatively changed to “419.99” in many places to thwart theft or vandalism
- international phone calling monitors see an uptick of phone calls to the Czech Republic (country code 420) that warrant no immediate alert to Homeland Security
Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds suggests that you guard yourself from becoming a fallout statistic of 4-20 happiness or demonstration and perhaps in your preparation of collecting supplies. In the event you don’t realize that the celebration can have consequences, keep these numbers handy: 844-400-BAIL or 949-445-3420. Mr. Nice Guy’s licensed agents can help you confidentially remove yourself from a dilemma in a professional, confidential, and cost effective way and by 4-21.
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