ten random beliefs
My granny always told me that I would grow horns on my head if I lay down and eat..when she wasn't looking, I would lie down and chew my food, feeling and searching for the horns on my head.
I used to think that animals used to grow meat that could be cut from them without killing them, just like you pick an apple from a tree without seriously harming it.
The trails that aeroplanes leave across the sky are obviously created by pilots leaning out of the windows holding a piece of chalk, so they know where they've been. That's what I was told anyway.
When I was a kid, I wondered why they called it "public hair" when it was so private.
When I was 4 my 14 year old sister would often babysit me. When I misbehaved one time, she said she was going to call the police and they were going to take me to Mexico. I asked her what Mexico was and she said it was a place where bad kids are locked up in cages. This terrified me at first, but after awhile I decided there couldn't really be a place like that so I stopped worrying about being sent there.
Well, when I went to kindergarten there was a map of the world in class. I remember the day the teacher showed us," Here is the United States and here is Mexico." I shouted "Oh no, Mexico is real?" and I became very upset....I went home and told my sister and parents I would never be bad again because I never want to be sent to Mexico!
There was a stained glass pattern in our front door that I thought looked like a man's face. I could also make out some spindly arms. I believed that, at night, he would step out of the door and come up to my room, suck me out of my skin and possess me. He also had minions, which were smaller, and could fly. I am twelve now, and I believed this until quite recently.
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.
When we were little my oldest sister thought when you moved to Texas you had to get out of your car, and get in a covered wagon, and fight Indians.
I used to believe that killer bees would take over the world by the time I was an adult.
When traveling in the car at night I used to believe that the red dot in the sky was Rudolph (the red-nosed reindeer). It was just the reflection of my mom's cigarette on the glass.