Well, that explains everything.
Apparently, for the past TWENTY THREE YEARS, I've been saying the WRONG DAMN WORDS.
The fortuitous phrase is not "Rabid Rabbit" but "RABBIT Rabbit". Easily misunderstood when you're a kid. A Google Search for "Rabbit Rabbit" and "luck" shows results in 3,650 English pages.
Now, here's where it gets interesting. I woke up this morning (obviously, right?). Said "Rabid Rabbit" as I have for the past 23 years (have I mentioned that? I can't stress it enough.) and went about my daily affairs.
Just this afternoon I had a run of bad luck that would not only inconvenience me but also cost me muchos de dinero. A lot of money that I don't have. So I made a few phone calls.
While waiting for some news on the situation, I decided to look up the "rabid rabbit" stuff and that's when I noticed that I've been saying the wrong phrase for (All together now) Twenty-Three Years. (thank you).
As I read, the first thing I said aloud was "Rabbit Rabbit? It's RABBIT Rabbit?"
Just then, the phone rang. It was the call I was expecting. With Good News. While the problem cannot be immediately fixed - a temporary AT NO COST TO ME solution was found.
So the past 23 years were ok, but I can only hope the next 23 will be greatly improved, knock on wood, with my new phrase.
Wish me luck.