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i thought that no matter what u bought you always were supposed to get change back, well i once bought a movie with the money my dad gave me and turned out it was exactly 5 dollars, i remeber just standing there waiting for my change and the cashier looking at me weird, and my dad pulling me aside and explaing money, but i still didnt understand and threw a fit when i didnt get my change and realized i had spent all my money.
I used to believe that all adults always had money. I remember asking my mom for some money once and being shocked and not believing her when she said she didn't have any.
In Kindergarten, I used to believe that when you "borrowed" money, you had to pay back the same coins or bills you borrowed. In the 1960's, milk at school cost a nickel. Sometimes the teacher would suggest that a student who forgot his or her milk money "borrow" a nickel from someone else. But if the nickel went to the cafeteria to pay for the milk, how could you pay the same nickel back to the person you borrowed it from?
When I was very young I assumed adults bought money at stores. Since money was the only means which I knew of to make purchases, I deduced they bought money with money at a 1:1 ratio, which made no sense even then but seemed like the only rational possibility
I used to think the logo for The National Lottery in the UK was not of a hand with crossed fingers, but some kind of weird-looking, sinister fish.
When I was 9 years old I thought "several" was a synonym for seven that people used for no real reason. I also thought of a "fortune" as 40 dollars because I couldnt imagine anyone having more money than that.
When I was a young kid I used to believe that the best way to make money was to buy something. Everytime my mum took me to the shop and brought something she always got money! (little did I know it was just change.....)There was always the alternative of the magical hole in the wall that dispenses all the money one desired (or an atm...)
I used to believe that the money I deposited into the bank would go into a special box with my name on it that stored the same exact bills that I gave the bank.
When I was younger, I used to think that if you didn't pay your fire insurance, they would burn your house down.
I never understood the concept of working and getting paid, but I understood the concept of getting drinks refilled, and I used to think that parents did the same with their wallets they would spend money, and then type in how much they spent and that much would pop into their wallet, like when you get a drink refill you tell them what kind it was.
I used to believe that when someone said they had a dollar, it was equal to a normal dollar (4 quarters). But when they said they had a buck, a buck was equal to 2 dollars (8 quarters).
I used to think that you always got change, no matter what. I remember standing by the ice cream truck impatiently waiting for my (non-existant) change.
When housesare out up for sell it says that there like $225 or whatever and i thought that it would only cost 2hundred and 25 dollar cause i didnt know that it was in hundred thousands.
i used to believe that every sheet of money worth the same. i mean i thought $1 note and $10 note both means $1.. before i could read.
I really used to believe that money DID grow on trees
When i was little i thought the tip you left at a restraunt was just my mom forgetting some money. So i would pick it up and keep it.Well i guess they thought we were mean people, not leaving them a tip and all.
I used to believe for quite a long time that the paper money was made from was worth almost as much as the money note itself. I wondered which kind of trees the various notes were made of and also whether money notes in Europe would have to be made from paper coming from exotic trees like ebony if they were to be worth a large sum, whereas african money of high value would for instance be coming from a pine tree. I asked my father about it and he explained. I wasn't concinced though.
When I was about 5 or 6, my dad would take the family bowling. and seeing how there's people playing billiards in the bowling allie sometimes.. i was SO interested in that. So, i would walk over to the table and see a shiney dollar sitting on the table (people waiting for they're turn, claiming that they're next). So, i would take the dollar.. and the next one and the next one, until i got like 10 dollars. I walked over to the vending machine, and i would go back to my mom with a whole bunch of candy. my mom immediately freaked out "WHERE'D YOU GET THAT!" asking my dad if he gave me money for that. i simply explained i found the money on the pool table, and bought candy with it. my mom (embarassed as heck) went over and had to re-pay the pool players. Man, i wish life was that easy again =).
I believed (Until I was 11) that gas prices were just what the sign said. Maybe 2, 3 dollars to fill up the tank. Then my parents started to complain about the rising gas prices. I was just like "Oh come on! Its only 3 dollars!". Then they explained the philosophy of "money per gallon..."
I used to believe all the money I put in the bank, I would eventually be able to withdrawl again. Therefore, I put all my special commemorative coins in the coin rolls with my dad thinking that I would get them back again when I was older.