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you know how when water goes down the drain it makes kind of a tornado looking thing in the water right above th drain? well when i was younger i used to think that when it did that it meant that we were going to have a tornado soon. so i used to sit in the bath while the water was draining and swish the water around a lot so it wouldn't look like that when it was going down.
I used to believe that there was a big monster under the sink that drank the water we spilled, and I was always afraid that one day it would get full of water and explode.
ok when i was younger i had though there was a person that lived in the shower. the person was a guy but he was invisible. at first i was really scared of him b\c i always thought he would come out and kill me. later on i started talking to him while i was in there like he was a good friend. my brother loved scary movies but not as much as i did. we had watched a very scary movie then i stared thinking that he would kill me again i hated going in the bathroom unless i opened the shower curtain. i did that in my grandmas house and every ones house i went to.
When I was about four, my Mom stopped helping me take a bath so when I was done with my bath, I would just throw my towl on the floor in my perants room and my Mom would yell at me and say "Its going to grow mold!" So when I brushed my teeth, I wouldnt let my Mom put water on my toothbrush before I brushed my teeth because I was worried my mouth would grow mold : (
when i was young i believed that Bert and Ernie from sesame street somehow was menacingly staring at me when i took a bath. Gave me a terrible fear of the bathtub.
When I was younger there was always a bidet in my bathroom and for years i thought it was a broken toilet. Then came the times where my mom made me wash my feet in it and i would think to myself, "why am i washing my feet in a broken toilet"
Watching "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets" when I was 5 was one of the worst mistakes I ever made. Since then, and up until a few years ago, I thought that if I didn't flush the toilet and get out fast enough, the Basilisk would come out of our toilet and eat me. Which is stupid really, because the Basilisk in Harry Potter lived in the water mains, not sewage pipes. And another dumb thing- there are no snakes here in New Zealand anyway!
I used to believe that if I fell asleep in the bathtub I would wake up in the sea.
When I stayed over at my grandparents' house and they gave me a bath, they said that if you stayed too long in the bath you would become scrunched and small like a raisin and fall down the drain. It seemed reasonable because if you stay in water too long, your fingers do start to look raisin-like.
When I was little (5-6) I asked my grandfather where the water went in over flow holes in the bathroom sink, surely joking he told me that it went to poor people. Weeks later, my mother caught me in the bathroom repeatedly filling up a paper cup and pouring in down the holes. Boy did she have it out with him when the water bill came!!!
When I was about 3 or 4, whenever I used to have a bath, I used to scream for someone to come a pull the plug out for me, and run away as soon as I heard the gurgling sound. This is because my older brother had told me that the gurgling sound was an evil skeleton who wanted my skin to wear as like a body-suit... I believed that until I was about 10. Though, I still get a little shaky every time I pull the plug!
After I watched Pearl Harbor with my parents when i was oh 7,8, or 9 i thought that when i tured on the faucet oil would come out and burn and kill me. I was scared to bathe for a few days, but i got over it. It was really scary hearing about the people whose skin came off and all of th people who died.
I used to believe that in the shower, when you turn the knob to hot, little dwarf things pressed a button on some container, and hot water came out. The same happened with cold water.
When I was younger I thought that I would get sucked down the bathtub drain and one night I was having a bath at my grandma's house and my uncle, not know about my fear, unplugged the bathtub drain. I was screaming and screaming...lol
I used to think that when I took baths, I had to get out of the tub before I could let the water out, or I would get sucked down the drain. Well one day I did an experiment with it and suck my foot in the drain and waited to see if Id get sucked out of the drain. Of course,I didnt,but my foot got stuck.lol. Go figure.
My mom told me when I was little that if she pulled the plug in the bathtub that I would go down the drain with the water. (She did this to get me out of the bath). I remember believing this and everytime she was about to pull the plug I jumped out as quick as I could!
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.
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 little, probably 4 or 5, after I took a bath my mom would pull the plug. The sound of the water going down the drain made a sort of screaming sound. [It was an old house.] One day I asked my mom what it was and she told me that is was a ghost that lived in my drain and drank all the water. I made my mom stay in the bathroom the whole time I took a bath until I was about 8...
We were always told not to go into the water for at least an hour after eating but never told why. I thought that also applied to a bath or shower as well as swimming. My older sister (1 year older) told me if you go into the water to soon, you will shrink up and fall down the drain. While I longed to shrink up enough to live in my doll house, I was afraid no one would get me out in time and I would fall down the drain. This fear kept me safe and somewhat unwashed.