ten random beliefs
I used to think that adults drank coffee because the bad taste would wake them up.
when i was very young i used to suck my thumb all the time. i was out with my mother at work when she noticed my thumb was a bit red and swollen from my constant sucking at it. She then told me if i continued to suck my thumb it would keep growing and growing until one day it would explode. i stopped sucking my thumb at that very moment.
When I was younger, maybe 7 or so I used to think the line in the song Barbara Anne by the Beach Boys "went to a dance, lookin' for romance. Saw Barbara Anne so I thought I'd take a chance" REALLY was saying "Went to the dance, lookin for some pants. Saw Barbara Anne's so I thought I'd take her pants"
Almost forgot about this one. As a child, I hated the tastes of both coffee and stuffing. Sometimes when my sister and I were misbehaving, my dad said, "You know what? I'm going to take you to the Coffee and Stuffing resteraunt!" I thought for years that such a place existed!
When I was about 10 or 11 I used to believe that the mile high club was a group of powerful business men in suits who would fly around the world on a huge fancy private jet, staying up for days at a time, drinking and smoking cigars and discussing their plans to manipulate markets, politics and wars for their own gain. I was disappointed when I found out it was just about sex, my version seemed much cooler.
I remember my dad use to tell me if you swallow too much bubble gum that a giant bubble would blow up in your stoumach and you would blow up too. I believed him until I turned seven years old! I still remember it until this day!
I used to think that police officers were like fisherman. Due to the fact that my father always used the term "pulled over", I thought cops sat at the side of the road with a fishing pole and pointed out cars to each other asking each other their opinions about pulling over that car, "hey what about that green Toyota?" For years, I was so scared that they would want to pull over our car with their fishing rods.
I used to hear adults using the phrase "sectarian violence" in relation to Northern Ireland and think it had something to do with garden secateurs. I also thought the "Cod War" between Britain and Iceland in the 70s was some sort of battle being fought by the fish themselves.
I wanted to grow up and be a truck. Not a truck driver, a truck.
A friend of mine used to sing 'Oh my god! There's a snowman' instead of 'All we've got is this moment' to INXS's - Need You Tonight.
He was convinced that these were the correct lyrics and tried to justify this to me by saying 'Well, they come from Australia, so they've never seen snow before'.