ten random beliefs
When I was little I used to wonder how people got of streets that had 'No exit.' Then I reasoned that it meant that there was no exit for cars - I believed that you could drive your car in but you couldn't drive your car out, so you had to walk out....I had images of a street lined with cars that never moved.
When I was a kid, I used to believe that if I stepped on a bug, it would step on me in the other world.
When I was a girl, I belived that my dolls were alive, but they never moved during the day. Instead, they would wait for night and after it was dark, they would go wandering around the house until dawn when they would return to wherever they had last been set down. That's why as a child, I used to set my stuffed animals on the floor and make sure they were dressed for the weather. I belived that if I didn't, they would be angry and would hurt me while I slept.
I read somewhere when I was young that the body has 7 layers of skin.
I asked my Dad if you would die when you ran out of layers... being busy at the time he just said "yeah" so I believed it till I was about 14.
On the bottle of shampoo, it would say, really big, make sure hair is wet!!! So I asked my mom what would happen if my hair was dry and I put shampoo in it, and she said I would die. I was really nervous for a long time.
In my first week of kindergarten, we were offered the opportunity to attend bible school (in an RV parked off the school campus) once a month. However, my parents were not religious people, so I'd never really heard of the bible. I had, however, seen "An American Tail" way too many times.
Spilling off of the school bus that afternoon, I told Mom, very enthusiastically, about my chance to go to Fievel school! I just couldn't wait to learn more about that adorable Russian mouse!!!
I beleived that if you saw an ambulance or a fire truck going really fast with the siren on, you could save the person who was in trouble by touching something red. I'm 24 now and I can't stop doing it (just in case)
I used to believe that the orange and white barrels filled with sand on exit ramps were to cover up dead bodies and soak up the blood from the road after automobile accidents.
When my sister was in grade 8 she had to do an essay on the effects of smoking. She did lots of research, and read somewhere that minors weren't allowed to buy cigarettes. When she read me her essay, she said: "Miners aren't allowed to buy cigarettes because if they smoked in the mines, they would suffocate and could cause an explosion." I almost peed my pants when I told her the truth. She's lucky I caught that, otherwise her teacher would have been very disraught.
My uncle once told me when I was little that green peas were actually alien boogers. I still ate them though. I love veggies!