The Evil Eye
There are a lot of cultures that take preventative steps toward warding off the "evil eye" and a bunch of them are in this neck of the woods. The belief is that nefarious types can get control over the unsuspecting by glancing at them in a certain pernicious way. The unsuspecting, apparently, are those who don't sport these shiny blue eye-like glass talismans. That's all you need to avoid a world of hurt. They are absolutely everywhere. Travel here for a few days and you will be sure to pick up this prophylaxis..or else!