I call these things the Banana Pudding Curse.
I have a group of camping friends that we get together several times a year to camp. I started picking with some of the wives several years ago that if I didn't receive Banana Pudding on each trip, that they would be cursed with bad camping luck.
So, sometimes I would get as many as 3 of them to make banana pudding, and we would laugh about it. Sure enough, there were a couple of times, Moi didn't receive his banana pudding, and bad things did happen. Tire Blowouts, bad pedestals, one time a trailer rolled away due to forgetting to chock it before unhooking, ants, truck engine blew a head gasket, electric jacks not working, etc.
Now to be honest, bad things sometimes still happen even with the banana pudding appeasement.... but at least you have banana pudding to help ease the pain.