Yesterday wouldn't seem lucky. I was standing next to my sump pump when the check valve gave out, spraying me with a high pressure stream water. A tooth broke, which will require dental work. In the Wall Street carnage I lost ... well, let's not think about it.
So what was lucky about it? At 5:30 a.m. I rounded a corner and heard the warning noise of an animal -- this turned out to be a skunk on the other side of the driveway from me, less than 8 feet away, with business end pointed in my direction.
I scampered back. The skunk didn't fire, and meandered away.