ten random beliefs
I once read in a magazine when I was very young a story about people in seoul (where ever that is?) eating dogs but in the article it mentioned the olympics!. I got confused and assumed that the olympics was a cruel dog eating competition and was disgusted with my mum when she asked me to join her in watching it on tv!.
When I was quite young my parents and grandparents would go mushroom hunting every spring. I always thought it was strange that my mother and grandmother only went mushroom hunting and not rabit or feasant hunting like my father an grandfather. I could not imagine my mother or grandmother shooting at anything. I thought it some sort of small animal you hunted and then later ate for dinner.
I used to believe there was a ‘dream plan’, whereby all my dreams had already been scheduled for life. I tried to resist taking a nap in the afternoon because if I had a nice dream that was scheduled for that night, I might end up having a nightmare later on when it was dark. I finally gave up on this belief when I realized that just the opposite might happen as well.
i used to believe in the tooth fairy. i did some math and realized that she had to hold about $2 billion on her every night, since she wouldnt have enough time to go back to her house in between visits. and naturally, her first stop of the night would be my house. i decided to catch and rob the fairy, so i hid a small butterfly net under my pillow and pretended to be asleep the night after i had lost a tooth. i must have dozed off because the next thing i knew, there was a faint tinkling noise. i grabbed my net and turned on the light, only to find my dad there, change in hand, trying to find a quarter. im not sure who was more shocked...
When very little, my mother told me the man driving the Ice Cream Truck was the Music Man. When I heard the music, I needed to run inside, get in bed, and take my nap. If I didn't do that right away, the Music Man wouldn't come around playing tunes to lull me to sleep with anymore.
That eating grass was a sure fire way to gain superhuman powers.
when i was little and on a family outing or trip
we were driving past a cemetary my dad would alwaysmake that corny old joke "thats the dead centre of [Birmingham/Chester/Liverpool etc]"
but i took it seriously and for years (and i mean, til like my early teens) i beleived that cemetaries had to be built in the actual centre of a town. like it was a rule or something.
until of course, me and some mates were on a school trip when we were 13 and got lost in the middle of birmingham, we knew that the train station in new street mustbe pretty centrally located so i helpfully suggested "well lets just look for the graveyard, thats the dead centre of town, the station should be nearby"
they had to point out the joke for about 5 minutes whilst laughing hysterically before i would beleive it wasnt actually true, i kept saying, no really, my dad told me, and was even really tempted to make up something like, hes a town planner or an architect or something to save face. oh god i am so embarrassed by this one!!!!
when i was little my dad told me that when i lied a big red line would appear across my forhead, I spent many an hour after that sitting in front of a mirror saying the biggest fibs i could think of.....dad then said only adults could see the line, I was 13 when i stopped believing in the red line
after watching E.T., I asked my mother what "extra terrestrial" meant. She told me it was used to describe aliens who had an extra set of testicles. I'm pretty sure she actually believed this herself, since no parent would give such strange false information to their 7 year old child.
I thought that all the birds have their ears under their wings. Evertime a bird wanted to hear it has to lift the lef/right wing.