ten random beliefs
I used to be totally convinced if I was in the bath tub when the plug was pulled something would reach out of the drain and pull me in. I would get out, dry off and get my parents to pull the plug while I hid behind the door. I convinced my little sister of this one too.
After seeing 'Grease' when I was little, I kept expecting people to break out in song and dance while we were in public - especially when we'd go to the county fair. I even tried starting it a couple times and was confused when no one joined in.
I thought that people wore hat in the winter because you lose the most heat through your head. (That's what they used to tell us.) Which makes perfect sense, because there are all those holes in your head where the hair comes out.
Once when I was about 9 or 10, I thought I had maggots in my mouth. I went up to my teacher and said to her 'I've got maggots in my mouth' and the whole class burst out laughting. I'm now 30 and can't for the life of me remember what made me think I had maggots in my mouth.
as a small child in the sixties, I used to believe that it was the law that women had to have their hair cut and permed when they got married.
When I was a kid I really liked the ramen noodles you can buy in the packages at the store. However I didn't realize ramen was just a generic name for that kind of noodle and thought it was a brand name. So there was this one brand called "Top Ramen" I figured it was the same brand but the Top Ramen noodles were somehow better than just regular ramen.
When i was little i had a fish named beebay. When he died, i told my mom to put him in the freezer because i didnt want him to die and that some how the freezer would help. I found him years later still frozen solid in the back corner.
When I was in preschool, my teacher read me and my classmates a book that said we could become anything we wanted when we were older. I didnt realize the book was referring to jobs and not literally anything so I wanted to become a whale. I thought we could turn into whatever we wanted till about fourth grade when I asked my mom why she was still human and not something else.
I used to believe that bed pans were called bread pans, and that nurses cooked the fried bread for breakfast in them. My mother asked the nurses if I was eating well and they told her that I ate everything except fried bread. She thought that was strange because I normally loved it, so she asked my why I wouldn't eat it. I told her I thought it was disgusting that they fried the bread in bread pans. She asked me what a bread pan was and I said - "you know, the thing you go to the toilet in". I expected her to be disgusted too and couldn't understand why she thought it was hilarious.
When I was 5 I was really into Bruce Lee. I asked my dad how he died as clear the man was invicable. My Dad said that Bruce Lee was at a ceremony to meet the Queen and saluted, knocking himself on the forehead and killing himself outright. Needless to say, martial arts was obviously a dangerous skill to have. Not long after, I saw the Queen on TV laughing. I thought she was heartless, didn't she realise the part she'd played in the death of Bruce Lee?!?!