ten random beliefs
When I was about 5 yrs. old my friend, Peggy, told me that if you stared at the sun long enough, you would go blonde. We tried it, but our eyes couldn't handle it, so we gave up. This was way back in the days when the phrase "blondes have more fun" was popular. I didn't make the connection that someone must have told Peggy she would go BLIND staring at the sun until well into my thirties. I still laugh when I think of it.
When I was a kid, for some reason, my evil Satan's child brother took it upon himself to teach me my colors. Red was red - apples were red, and so on and so forth. However, he told me that "green" was orange and "orange" was green (and I never quite figured out why oranges weren't called greens.) In first grade, my teacher asked us to do a color-by-numbers picture, and kept me in at recess because I'd done it wrong. Finally, she figured it out and said, "Betty... Can you get me a green crayon?" I still to this day confuse green and orange.
i used to believe that canada was pink and floated above america because if was pink on maps, and my kindergarten teacher said that canada was RIGHT ABOVE US.
Ever since I can remember, I always thought I could talk to the wind. If it was blowing hard, I would put my hands on my hips and say "Stop being so cranky!" and the like for different situations... Sometimes I'm still tempted to ;)
When I was a kid I took two showers becaue I thought my hair was a plant and needed the water to grow
I used to believe that credit cards had compressed money in them. I thought that every time you swiped your credit card the machine would cut open the credit card, pull just the right money out and seal it back up.
My parents went and told everybody I could do math at the tender age of 4. It would go like this: "What's 12 minus 6 ?" Me: 6. "What's 4 divided by 2?`" Me: 2.
Later, I found out the hard way, that math wasn't just about repeating the last number you heard. Oh and for a while I thought 1+1 would be 11. Made perfect sense to me.
I still suck at math...
I thought if someone asked something and said please you had no choice but to do it (I think my dad told me this once when I wouldn't do something)
my brother and sister (6 and 7 years older than I) convinced me at age 5 that I was an insta-baby. they said that mom had gone to Brookshires (a local grocery store) and gotten me out of the gumball machine. They went into great detail telling me how she put me in the bathtub and added water to make me. Then they told me that she had forgotten to add water to the insta-brain and it fell out. Needless to say, they told me that I would never know as much as them because I had no brain. Being the impressionable child I was, I used to say " It's not my fault! I don't have a brain! Carrie and Rick told me!"
I used to believe that "Our Father, who art in heaven" meant that God was also a painter on the side.