We were talking in class about cleaning hairbrushes and Lamar said that his grandmother always told him that the hair taken from a brush must be burned, and never just thrown away. If you throw the hair away, the birds will get it, use it for a nest and you'll get migrains. Lamar swears this is true, as did another girl in class. Sounds like some old Voodoo thing to me. But here we are in 21st century Cincinnati and a bunch of twenty-somethings are believing it.
So then I tried to think of crazy superstitions in advertising. I've worked with two top tier, A-level Commercial Directors who wore the same shirt every day of the shoot. Not such a bad thing on a two-day shoot. But one was a five day shoot and the shirt was a flow-y baby blue linen affair. It really became quite rank. The guy also shot a lot of car spots; those shoots can take weeks. Guess that's one way to get the client to leave you alone.