Family curses is a popular plot device to bring MAXIMUM drama. And of course, the curse has to be something dramatic like the ever popular, the seventh son of the seventh son bit. This got me thinking of "real-life" family curses and what if the curses in the stories were rather silly and mundane and the characters learned how to adapt to the "Family Curse".
In my family, we are cursed to get nines when bowling. It happens every single time when we go bowling. If we were playing nine-pin, my family would be champs. Whoever invokes the curse when we go bowling endures lots of teasing because their misfortune curses everyone else.
Our other family curse is that if something is medically weird or statistically unlikely, it'll probably happen to us. How my family's adapted, we're a little bit indestructible. I've slid down the side of a volcano, only a few bumps and bruises. We might get a little hurt but nothing super serious.
What about you guys? Does your families have any weird "family curses"?