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After watching the movies Volcano and Dante's Peak when I was WAY too young, I was afraid to take a shower or bath for a week because I used to believe lava would come out of the taps.
when i was really small i would lap up the water from the shower while bathing... and so my mum told me that any water that came from a tap and wasn't boiled was "germ-water" and would kill me eventually... i grew up believing this until i was, like, seven...! even when i'd play house i'd kill off my 'husband' by saying.. "oh he died by drinking germ-water"... thanks, mum.
You know when you turn on the hot tap & the water comes out cold first, so you do a little 'come here' motion with your hand in the water to see when it is hot enough without risking burning yourself? Well it turns out my daughter (aged about 5) understandably assumed that this hand action is how you 'turn the water hot'. She explained this to me kindly and patiently when one day I ran the hot tap & complained that all the hot water had run out. I have never corrected her.
After I saw Titanic, I had a fear of water since all the dead people were in it. When I got home that night to take a shower, I was afraid that the actualy Titanic would come bursting through the pipes, and all the dead people with it! And when I went to the bathroom I was afraid that a dead person would come through the toilet to try to get me while I was doing my business
You know on the back of the toothpaste, where it says, "Children under 7 should only use a pea-sized amount of toothpaste"? Well, I really couldn't wait till I was 7, and on my 7th birthday, woke up, and I can vividly remember saying to myself, "YES! I can use more than a pea-sized amount of toothpaste!"
I was very strange.
my son used to love the bathtub when he was younger and the only way to get him to get out of the tub was to tell him the water wanted to go home to its mommy.
When I was little I always made sure I got out the bath befor I pulled the plug, because I thought you could get sucked down it and into the drain and no one would find you.... but even worse was the thought I might get stuck in the plug and never get out!!!
When I was little, I used to think that the bathtub rested on the back of a great white shark and that when I unplugged the drain, it could swim away, drop me into the ocean, and eat me. Therefore, I always made sure to get out of the bath BEFORE I unplugged it...and I actually still do today.
when i was about six, i visited my friend. in her bathroom, the wallparper had a sweirled design. i was in there, and i could have swown the wallpaper was moving, so i pressed on the wall, and it pushed in a little (my friends house was old, the walls bent sometimes)! so, that night i was convinced if you pushed into the wall, you could teleport to any bathroom. my friend and he mom laughed so hard when i told them their bathroom was a teleporter.
I used to have a fear of taking a shower when I was around 7-8, and when I took one I did it as quickly as possible.
I believe King Tut's mummified body would fall out of the ceiling and into the bathtub.
However, what I never questioned is what was King Tut doing on my ceiling...
When I was a child, I used to be very careful when brushing my teeth because I thought the water that went down the drain came back up throught the faucet and therefore, there was a limited supply that could run out.
I always hated taking baths when I was younger, because I believed the reflections and the light rays in the tub meant that there were sharks around waiting to eat me.
I used to believe I could put my hand under the hot tap and hold it there - of course I ran the water for a long time, dipping my hand quickly in and out till my hand 'got used to the heat' then I could hold my hand under.... I actually was running the hot water out- found that out early on when dad busted me doing my little experiment.
I thought that I could be sucked into the drain if I stayed in the tub as the water drained out.
I used to believed that if I didnt sing loud enough in the shower, a monster would come and get me. I believed that until my friend came over and made fun of me cause I sang in the shower.
When i was little my dad told me that there were sharks in the drain of the tub, so i was always terrified to pull the plug before i got out of the tub, i really thought sharks would come up and eat me like on jaws.
I used to believe that every time I washed my hands that I had got rid of another load of dirt down the plughole and that eventually I would rid the world of it. This meant that eventually washing would become unnecessary
you know when you run a tap and look into the plughole well I used to believe that little silver ring in the was a fish eye as i thought that fish could swim up the drainpipe!
After I saw Nightmare in Elm Street I used to think Freddy Krueger was hiding in our shower. Every time I went to the bathroom I had to check behind the shower curtain first.
I used to believe that all bathrooms had a 'good light' and a 'bad light'. That is becauese in my home, there are 2 lights, a noisy, dim light, and a quiet, bright light. For some reason, I could not grasp the concept of a FAN!!! I also had to pee with the door open, so if a killer popped out of the shower, i could make a clean getaway.