ten random beliefs
When I was a little girl, I was completely mystified by McDonald's restaurants and their amazing ability to have exactly what you ordered ready so quickly.
I used to believe, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that each and every McDonald's employed a psychic. This psychic would sit in a small, white room and predict what each and every person was going to order before they even arrived at the restaurant. The psychic would then tell the cooks what to prepare so that your food was ready and piping hot when you got there.
When I was little, my older brother used to tell me that only monsters don't blink, and would then stare at me, unblinking. I thought my brother was a monster for a long time, and still to this day get a little freaked out when people don't blink for a long time.
In 1999 my older brother told me that in the year 2000 all the computers would go down, all the planes in the sky would crash (right on my street... of course), and all the animals would escape from the zoo and giraffes and elephants would be running down the streets. On New Year's Eve I was so scared I could barely think straight! He also told me that the world would end in 1998. I got so upset and wasted another New Year's Eve worrying.
When I was younger my parents told me there was a type of cheese that cut your tongue when you ate it. It took me years before I realized they were talking about "sharp" cheddar!
When I was a kid my mom used to tell us "You need to buckle up in case we have an accident" I used to think that if we didn't buckle up it would -cause- the car to have an accident and I would start screaming whenever the car started moving before I got my belt on.
I used to believe that I would never get married because I snored. I thought that no boy would ever like a girl that snored.
My husband snores way worse than me!
When I learned about faxes, I thought you could fax whole objects. Like in Willy Wonka. Ex. Scan a chair, and fax the info, and a chair comes out where you sent the fax.
when i was young i used to believe tat a walk-in wardrobe was actually a wardrobe that could walk and bring your clothes to you.
I thought that you died when someone took your picture, that you were somehow frozen, flattened out and hung on the wall.... My parents had arranged for a formal portrait of me and my sister -- I couldn't imagine why they were doing such a thing, and I was very sad and scared. The photographer came to the house, set up his lights and things, took the shot, and... I was still there! What a relief!
When I was very young, about 4 years old, I believed that I lived in the "United Skates of America". I really loved roller skating at the time..