My ex-piano teacher has told me: washing one's hair before an exam or a competition of any sort brings on bad luck. I did not believe it until today. I was planning to stop taking a shower for a week until I finished with all my exams (which is after next week), but then I really stunk (I can even smell it), and after consulting a few of my friends for moral support, I decided to hit the showers. Then everything started to go wrong, one thing after another. Now I'm left wondering perhaps I should have endured my own stench and waited a week after my exams to take a shower. What do you think?