ten random beliefs
I used to believe that when you got scurvy you'd grow scales. I don't know why. my dad always told me to eat my oranges or else I'd get scurvy. I didn't eat an orange till I was about eight. I wanted to be a fish.
I used to believe that a wake was something you go to to try to bring the dead person back to life.
My twin sister and I often used to pretend we were asleep to either gain attention or get out of doing something. One particular day we lay down on the sitting room floor to pretend were were napping as my older brother and mum looked on. My brother piped up that we must be faking it as when people were really sleeping they would repeat the word "urglyburghly" over and over again... cue 4-year-old twins lying on carpet repeating the word "urglyburghly" as treacherous sibling and mother stood laughing.
I remember my dad use to tell me if you swallow too much bubble gum that a giant bubble would blow up in your stoumach and you would blow up too. I believed him until I turned seven years old! I still remember it until this day!
when i was little, for some reason i was convinced that vincent van gogh cut off his ear because he didn't want to hear the traffic outside because he thought it was distracting. it didn;t occur to me until much later that he lived long before cars were invented.
My Grandpa told me when I was 6 years old if I drank coffee the bottoms of my feet would turn black. He also told me that if I ate the crusts on bread I would get curly hair. Even though I now know it's not true-I don't do either and I'm 40!!
When I was in the 5ht grade I thought that a theasaurus was a type of dinosaur.
When my Mum told me I would get a hiding if I did something wrong I imagined that I would be hidden away under the stairs.
I used to believe that money was just a verification of wealth, and you only had to show a shopkeeper that you had the money to pay for something, and they would give it to you. So, the first time I payed for something on my own when I was five or six, I showed the shopkeeper five pounds (I live in the UK), grabbed my item, and turned to leave. He wasn't best pleased, but I was adamant that I had payed! In the end, my Nan gave him the money, and I couldn't understand why she was just giving it away! I thought money was like a passport for buying things, and it seemed silly just to give it away! After all, you wouldn't just give your passport away!
I used to believe that bird perched on telephone wires to keep their feet warm