ten random beliefs
My brother told me 4 different things about serial killers.
1. that they were evil boxes of cereal. 2. that they were poisioned cereal. 3. that they were evil bits of cereal. and 4. that crop circles were when evil ppl made circles in some crop to prevent production of cereal.
I knew that obviously my brother would never tell the truth, so I assumed that (since my brother had crossed out all the possibilities) the media was making it up and that serial killers didn't really exist.......
When I was little I was taking a bath one day and noticed that i was getting hairer. I freaked out and called my mom into the bathroom, asking her if I was turning into a dog!! She just stared at me like i had 5 heads and said no. Luckily, I never became mans best friend.
When you ordered small fries they were just shorter
My mum and dad split up when I was four. Later I thought this was because they wanted to give me and my brother two Christmases and two birthdays every year because we lived with our mum and our dad came to see us on another day every week. It made me love them both even more! It was quite disappointing when my mum told me that it was 'just one of those things', but it was still great having two birthdays and two Christmases.
I used to feel really sorry for poor old Will. In every war/movie/cowboy movie I ever saw, some nasty man would shout "Fire at Will!!!"
I wondered why he would agree to appear in so many movies if he knew he was going to be shot at......
Before I became enlightened and entered the world of Kerrang, rock and metal I believed that an 'air guitar' was an actual instrument. I always wondered about the physics of a guitar working on air. I also thought air guitars were only used for playing intense solo pieces. I figured out the truth for myself.
Now I own an air guitar and I play along to my cd's on it.
Whenever my grandmother would come to visit she would always leave a bit before 9:00 saying "Grandma turns into a pumpkin at 9:00." I always thought she would literally turn into a pumpkin, and I would try to find ways to make her accidentally stay past 9:00 so I could see it.
When i was young and my parents invited people over for dinner, they would always ask them if they wanted an aperitif - up until a year ago i thought they were asking them if they wanted 'a pair of teeth' - who knew !
One year, when I was a kid and still believed in Santa, it was a cold but snowless Christmas Eve in Chicago and I wanted to wait for Santa to show up. I didn't go to bed as I was supposed to but instead waited and waited and kept on looking out my frosted bedroom window. All of a sudden my Dads car pulls up in front of our house. My Dad gets out of the car and then, lo and behold who gets out of the passenger side but none other than ole Saint Nick ( my Dads slightly lubed buddy dressed like Santa) himself. They open the trunk and remove a bag of presents and walk up to the house. I'm excited as all get up but my young mind is thinking...hey..what's up with this?
Well they come in through the front door and to their surprise ( their plan was for Dad was to slip into bed with Mom and then Santa was to make some racket to awaken us ) I'm already at the bottom of the stairs yelling out at the top of my lungs "Santa Clause is here" which then woke everybody else in my family up.
Well after Santa gave us our presents, the wheels in my young head started turning again and I looked at my Dad and asked...Daddy, why was Santa in your car and where is his sleigh and reindeers???
My Dad was stumped but Santa, with a glass of eggnog in his hand, looked at me, paused and then said "Johnny, as you can see, there's no snow on the ground or up on your roof for my sleigh to land on... so I called your father and he picked me up at O'Hare airport.
That made perfect sense to me!
When I was a kid I would watch old black and white movies and thought that something happened around the 60s that made everything color. It wasn't until I asked my parents what it was like when the world went color that I learned the truth,