ten random beliefs
The song: Do They Know It's Christmas Time
The lyric: Feed the World
What I heard: Vi-vo, whoa, oh-oh-oh-oh
I used to believe the lines in the road were just decals that could be peeled off. Nearly rubbed a finger raw trying to peel one off one day.
i became very excited and happy when, around the age of 10, i was diagnosed as having athelete's foot. my parents later explained it didn't mean i was then automatically considered an athelete.
I remember that when I was little whenever I got in trouble my mom would tell me that she kept my reciept from the hospital and that she was going to return me for another baby if I didn't behave.
I used to get nervous when my mom went to the drug store because I thought that they sold illegal drugs. I was afraid that if she got caught she'd get arrested. My grandma drove us all there one day and my mom went in and I was torn between disbelief that my mom would involve grandma in these shenanigans and shock that grandma was a willing participant.
My husband believed as a child that there was a television series called "To Be Announced" and that it was just a random sort of a show, different actors, different subjects, different times.
My older sister and I are very close in age. When we were four and five, we were in a Taco Bell with our parents and our baby brother around Christmas Time. We were singing Christmas Carols...and got to "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer". Well, we got to the line where it goes, "santa came to say, rudolph with your nose so bright won't you guide my sleigh tonight" but we were convinced and sang at the top of our lungs in this packed Taco Bell "Rudolph with your nose so bright, won't you be my slave tonight?" Everyone stared at my parents wondering what kind of people they were to teach us those words and we never went back to that taco bell.
I am the youngest of 9 children and when I was 4 years old, we went to my grandparents' house for Easter Sunday, like always, where we were supposed to get our Easter baskets. Of course, the older kids knew there was no Easter Bunny, but I had no idea. When we got there, my oldest siblings took my Easter basket and hid it. When everyone went to grab their Easter baskets and mine was missing, my brother pulled me aside and explained that the Easter Bunny was a hoax--the "bunny" was actually an Easter Turtle who delivered baskets based on the age of the recipient and, being a turtle, he was too slow to deliver mine. I cried until my parents made my siblings return my basket, but they insisted all year that the Easter Bunny was a turtle. About three weeks before Easter the next year, I started mailing letters to the Easter Turtle reminding him to please send my basket with all my brothers' and sisters'. The mail man must have thought I was crazy.
When i was about 5, i remember sitting
at home on the telephone to my father
I was eating jam sandwiches at the time
and he told me that i hsould put
little crumbs down the leads so he
could taste it
i used to believe that this was true
every time i was ont the phone to some
one ans was eating something i used to
send crumbs down the telephone line
When i heard the word "tornado" i thought that people were saying "tomatoe" and when i saw houses flattened by "tomatoes" i thought that big pieces of tomatoes dropped down on peoples houses.