ten random beliefs
I used to go to gradeschool with a girl named Samantha. She would argue with me for hours on the fact that turkeys (and all birds) had four legs like "normal" animals such as birds and dogs. Her four-legged turkey drawings at Thanksgiving always deeply troubled me, even as a six year old.
At the end of church service our pastor always said, "Go in peace, serve the lord." To which the congregation would reply in unison, "Thanks be to god."
I always thought it was because we were all glad it was over.
As a small child, I was told of the guards with the furry hats standing in front of Buckingham Palace. I also learned that people from around the world would wait around to see the 'changing of the guards'. For the longest time, I pictured this as footmen bringing the guards fresh uniforms so they could strip down to their boxers and put on clean clothes.
You know how some medicines and the like have the label saying "keep out of reach of children"? Well I thought it meant if a kid was in possession of it they would go to jail. I remember one time when I had Chicken Pox I had some lotion i could put on and my mom let me hold onto it but because it has the "keep out of reach of children" on it I was scared the police might somehow find out I had it and throw me in jail!
On soap operas, they would show a couple kissing, then cut to commercial, then when they returned to the scene, they were in the bed "after," but I always thought that they just took a nap after kissing.
When I was a kid, I wondered why they called it "public hair" when it was so private.
i used to love eating the hard toffees in quality street until my sisters told me that they were made of old ladies wee, i still carn't bring myself to eat them this day.
I used to believe that God lived in the men's room of my childhood church. This was mainly due to my Sunday School teacher telling our class that he lived at our church, and my not being able to find him in any other room. The only room I couldn't enter was the men's room, so I assumed that because I didn't see him anywhere else, that's where he must live. I think I was 6.
I used to believe that after the number "ten" came the numbers "tendy-one, tendy-two..." etc.
I had two imaginary friends when i was young. They were named On and Off. On was good, but Off was a vandal. One time when i heard sirens out in the street, i told my mother that Off had pulled the fire alarm in a building as a prank.