- Seeing an ambulance is very unlucky unless you hold your breath or pinch your nose until you see a black or brown dog
Touch your toes
Touch your nose
Never go in one of those
Until you see a dog
Agree it's unlucky but we used to touch our collars and say 'touch your collar never swallow (East end accent pronounced 'swaller'), never happen again' which kept us safe from whatever had happened to the person in the ambulance.