ten random beliefs
I used to hate eating turkey at christmas, so my parents told me that they were giving me "Churkey", a mix between turkey and chicken, so that I would eat it. I don't know how I fell for that one so easily!
The lollypop man's job was to give children lollypops.
How disappointed I was when I met one. :D
When I was very little I used to believe that if you broke a record little people would come running out and if I was fast enough I could catch them and have my own little living dolls.
My parents used to have plastic plug-socket protectors (i.e. the plug prongs attached to a shield bit) to prevent inquisitive toddlers from electrocuting themselves.
Apparently I was of the belief that they were actually there to prevent the electricity from flowing out!
Pretty sensible, I thought! :)
My sister told me the ductwork in a restaurant was a big vacuum tube that would clean the uneaten food off my plate. My mom was pretty irritated when she found out why I wasn't cleaning my plate. I really wanted to see that vacuum tube come down!
When I was younger, my dad used to play at a football ground with his mates. I was really naughty so she told me to watch out for him on tv and keep quiet. I watched a 90 minute match looking out for him, but then I realised that it was the women's football championships!
When me and my sister were little we used to believe you could go "catch" a star. We were gonna go get it with a space shuttle, but we'd have to share it because the stars would try to float back home and we didn't think space shuttles would be able to "hold down" more than one.
I grew up in Louisiana...my family watched the NO Saints on TV all the time...and they would play segments of "When the Saints go marching in" when the team took the field.
and then on Sundays we'd sing the same song in church...I could never figure out why they sang about the NO Saints in church.
(now I know it couldn't have hurt...they needed all the help they could get!)
This is a belief that a friend of mine had right up into her early twenties. We were talking about how little lizards or as we call them in Australia "Gecko's" can loose or let go of their tails if something grabs them by it and then grow another tail. I said wouldnt it be good if scientists could work out how they did it and somehow humans could do the same thing if we lost an arm or a leg, my friend burst out with "but I thought that we could grow back our arms or legs if they got cut off" no wonder everyone called her dilly Lee.
i used to believe if i remained in the tub when my mom pulled the plug i would go down the drain with the water. (i didn't like escalators either)