ten random beliefs
When I was little, I used to be afraid of the deep end of swimming pools because I thought that people kept their pet sharks there.
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.
When I was little, I was in the car with my mom and a commercial on the radio was talking about the dangers of drinking and driving. My mom was drinking a coffee at the time and I was appalled she was putting us in such danger!
I used to think that Ice Cream Sundae's you could only buy and eat on Sundays.
when we first got a car with electric windows, my sister and i coulnt figure out how the windows went down. my dad told us that they were voice activated.you just had to say "windows down" and windows up". he would say it and then at the same time, press the button. my sister and i tried for ages to get the windows down by voice, and he kept telling us we were saying it wrong.
My mother would put quaters into the shopping carts at Superstore. For a period of a couple of years, the Canadian Mint put out a new batch of coins each month with a special design on them. You were supposed to collect them and my mom did. She never let me put any of the coins with special designs into the shopping cart slots because she belived that you didn't get the same quater back. I once spent an afternoon convincing her that the quater you put in was the quater you got back. She still doesn't belive me.
Mormons ate Miracle Whip. Catholics ate mayonnaise. This was one of many differences between the 2 religions I noticed growing up in Salt Lake City.
I Believed that somthing took the bread from the toaster and replaced it with toast.
I use to believe when i was a little kid i would hear baseball anouncers on TV say "the pitchers arm is on fire after that fast ball!" i actually believed you could catch your arm on fire if you threw a baseball fast enough, so I would go out to a baseball field by my house and throw against a fense as hard as i could, i thought that i could see smoke when i threw the ball. i figured i could only throw smoke because i wasnt a grown-up yet so i cant throw fire. looking back i realize that the smoke i thought i saw was dust picked up on the baseball but i really thought i could throw smoke!
I was in kindergarten when the "Don't Use Drugs" campaign was a national craze in public schools. In one of our weekly "drug education" sessions, my teacher told us something about a drug called "ice" that could kill you if you took it. I don't know why my rural elementary school felt the need to educate five-year-olds about the various names of street drugs, but from then on I thought that consuming frozen water would kill me. I think I had gone through half of the school year before my mom figured out why I was afraid of ice cubes.