There's nothing like a chirping cricket outside my window to give me a thrill of delight. I'm overcome with joy, and, I must admit, with a certain amount of pure greed. You see, if you hear one it means you will come into money!
My summer one was very insistent. I'm trying to keep calm about it, but I'm still secretly hoping this was a grey one, because they are the money ones. There's no time limit specified, so the summer one could theoretically bring you some coin in time for your Christmas shopping.
You do get black ones too, but they're sort of mean, and they tell you that you can expect to get ill, so they aren't popular. And if they come into your house, that is crossing the line big time, and you're entitled to kill them.
Crickets are popular pets in China. They have cricket fights there. Lots of money changes hands, buying, selling, training, feeding,betting. And all that care comes to a crashing end, as crickets only live for about 100 days.
Here's a short but interesting video, depicting the importance of this sport. And no, crickets don’t die or get injured during their fights. The loser just walks away, making its proud owner lose a lot of face. You’ll note there aren't any women to be seen...not sure what that means...
The cricket farmers in China make sure their food crickets are given the best food, so the reptiles can be healthy. This is referred to in the trade as "gut loading." Some crickets are even given a light coating of mineral supplement before they are mailed off to the reptilian fans.
Entertaining with snacks and fine wine? Nothing like some crispy cricket snacks as conversation starters. Be sure to leave the packs where guests can see and enjoy them. You can get a great selection, and again all you have to do is go to Amazon and order online.
So you see, crickets are big money. And that's why they're said to attract money to whatever house they decide to go, with their repetitive, endless chirping.
But it's only for 100 days!