ten random beliefs
Once I went fishing with some guy and his daughter, I think he was a friend of my parents or something... Anyway, a fish stole my bait without getting hooked and the guy said "Oh, you got mugged".
Later after that I heard about people getting mugged and I thought that fish took their bait while fishing.
When I was little I used to believe that a serial killer was a man who came to your house and crushed your cheerios. For years I used to check my cereal boxes everyday to see if he had come.
On certain three speed bicycles, the shifter is made by a company called Sturmey Archer. On a particularly long ride one time, my mother told me that Sturmey Archer was the name of the little man who lived inside the hub and changed the gears. He had very large ears, which made the clicking noise as you rode, and changed the gears by sticking his nose in and out of the hub. This last bit isn't too far off from how a three speed hub works (sans extremely small man), so she might have been actually trying to teach me something useful...
The lollypop man's job was to give children lollypops.
How disappointed I was when I met one. :D
When I was in school, a girl named Jennifer told me that everybody poops except girls named Jennifer. Later I met somebody named Amy in a discussion group I was in. One day she told the group that her parents almost named her Jennifer before deciding on Amy. I said, "Oh my gosh, Amy must get constipated just thinking about that!". Everyone in the group either gave me the strangest look or said "Whaaaat???" as if I'd said something that made no sense at all. I'm still wondering if Jennifer lied to me.
When I was little, I used to think that when you went into public restrooms, there were people hiding behind the mirrors who could see everything that went on in the bathroom. I used to glare at the mirrors as I washed my hands and tell the people (by talking to mirror) that I wasn't going to go to the bathroom because I knew they were there.
Until first grade, I thought all the teachers lived at school with all the other teachers. They didn't have a family or kids of their own and I also thought they called the other teachers by Mr. or Mrs. too!
I used to think that Ice Cream Sundae's you could only buy and eat on Sundays.
When I was a child, I believed that thunder was God playing on the computer.
When I was in kindergarden I used to believe that whenever we would sing "if you're happy and you know it clap your hands", the teacher was making a specific reference to something. In fear of her asking me what "it" was, I never clapped my hands. Now I know why teachers spent so much extra time with me.