ten random beliefs
I was born and raised in NY. For the longest time, I used to think that every single person in the world was born in NY and then decided to either stay or move away.
My dad sold purebred hunting dogs. One customer came to buy one, and he was really impressed with my little mongrel dog. My dad said, “Mary, this man said he would give you $50 for your dog.”
I said, “Okay, but what does a dog want with money?”
"Lions, and Tigers, and Bears, Oh My!"
My little cousin Melissa used to love the Wizard of Oz. Well, when we took her to the zoo one time, she kept asking to see the "Oh My's". It took us such a long time to figure out that she thought Oh My's were a real animal from the song in the movie!
When I was really little I believed that if the hazard lights turned on when you were driving the car would split in half and one half would turn left and the other right. Needless to say I was terrified of sitting in the middle.
When I was younger I used to believe that each part of the world had a different sun. So the sun in Africa was different from the sun in Europe and when I drew pictures I would draw 5 or more suns in the sky.
Throughout my childhood, my mother always wondered why I had an unexplainable fear of dolls..... until at a later age I explained my sister had told me that 'all dolls were, in fact dead babies' thanxs sis! I only discovered the truth when I was about 11!
When I was 5, my father casually told me as I was getting into bed about someone who had worn their socks to bed: Their feet had gotten so hot, they unknowingly bit their toes off in the middle of the night. Rest assured, that story stuck with me, and thereafter I never forgot to take my socks off before going to bed.
When I was a kid I used to always pee in the swimming pool and saw absolutely nothing wrong with this. I never understood why other people would actually get out of the pool and walk all the way to the toilet when it was so much easier to just pee in the pool. I thought I was much cleverer than them and was saving time.
When I was at primary school I used to believe you could only marry someone who was the same height as you!
When I first traveled in an airplane at about five years, it seemed to take forever to take off once we had taxied to the runway. I was sure the long wait was because the pilot had to wind up the rubber bands that would run the propellers much like the toy wooden planes we would put together. . Thinking that made me more patient. After all, I didn't want the rubber band to be played out before we were back on the ground.