in our daily lives we believe in all manner of things. but we aint seen /heard/experienced, but non the less we believe.
i reckon its the survival instinct clicking in, ya know, grabbing at a straw just before drowning?
what about all them thar anglers at arnside dougie???they keep the faith, they believe they are going home wit a bag full o flounder.
merry xmas to you and yours lad. remember, if ya drink, dont drive. hic..hic..hic.