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When I was in grade school, there would always be two choices for lunch. The first choice is what most of the kids would order. I'd usually be the only kid that would order 2nd choice. The only reason I did was because I thought the lunch ladies would be sad if no one ordered the 2nd choice.
with all the conviensc of canned food it never occured to me that my son had never eaten a fresh peach, when the neighbor gave him a giant fresh peach from Georgia it really surprised me when he got to the middle and started gagging,when i ask what was wrong he told me it was still raw in the middle, thinking the red center close to the pit was blood like a rare steak
When I was in third grade our teacher asked all the kids what our favorite dish was to eat. Well I had never heard the word dish used in place of the word food before. Everyone was naming their favorite foods but I was still convinced that they were eating actual dishes and when she came around to me, I said how can you eat a dish?! The teacher thought I was being a smartass and gave me such a mean look along with meaner explanation, she almost spit the words at me. She made me feel like such a fool!
Even into her teenage years my ditzy aunt believed that spaghetti grew on trees! Needless to say, she has never lived that down.
when i was eight years old or so, my family and i were at a resturant trying to decide what to eat when i asked my mom "why do they call it girl cheese (grilled cheese) instead of boy cheese?". i never got a response
I used to believe that mayonaise was for women and mustard was for men. That's how everyone in my family preferred their sandwiches to be made. I was afraid to try mustard for fear of getting in trouble for crossing over!
I used to think that vanilla was the absence of chocolate, not its own flavor.
When I was 3 my older brother used to put is fork in to his eggs and say they were dead little chicks and that we were eating dead little baby chickens. Every time I put my fork into my scrambled eggs he would make a chicken sound. I thought my mom would kill them & make scrambled eggs. I wouldn't eat eggs till I was 14. I still wont eat them scrambled. I am 30!!!
I used to believe that if you ate the fat on your steak (or other meats), then that is how people became overweight. I always pictured the fat that i cut off just sticking to my stomach if i ate it.
My parents used to tell me that eating carrots would make my eyes brighter. For years i munched on carrots waiting for my brown eyes to turn green or blue. Finally i confronted my mom who had always wondered why telling me that would make me eat the carrots. She didnt realize I was confused for all these years, she meant to say the carrots would make my vision better.
When I was small my mum used to give me porridge for breakfast. I wan't that keen on it and it always took a long time to finish, particularly because whenever I took a spoonful, the remaining amount filled the space where I had just taken some from. My brother used to tell me that there was a little man underneath the table who was filling it up again and I used to believe him!
We ate a lot of rice. I used to drown my rice in Soy Sauce. My brother told me it would make me grow whiskers and he'd point out the whiskers as we ate dinner. I'd run to check to see if I really had whiskers. To this day I still can't stand to add soy sauce to my rice.
Thanks to cereal commercials, I used to think every time I took a bite of Cocoa Puffs I would go "coo coo" like the kids in the commercial. The same thing went for Frosted Flakes when they had commercials showing kids trying to achieve different athletic obstacles. Unfortunately, after all that cereal I was still bad at softball!
I used to my mom was saying "girl-cheese" sandwiches instead of "grilled cheese" sandwiches. I could never understand why there wasn't "boy-cheese" sandwiches!
After hearing the myth that toast always lands butter side down, I thought it would act like a magnet so if you tried to put the un-buttered side on the floor, it would push away. When I asked my mother if I could try it, she told me not to because it was a waste of bread.
I used to believe my farther when he told me that if i didn't wear my shoes and socks all the time, the peas and carrots i had for lunch would come out of my toes!
I used to believe that lemon limes where real. Yellow on one side and green on the other. (from the sprite comercials).
My dad told me that hot dogs were really monkey weiners, and that's why they had a hole at the end. I didn't think as to why it had a hole on the OTHER end, though...
One thing my older brothers used tell me was that the beans in pork and beans were actually little skins filled with mashed potatoes. That factories had little hooks on assembly lines with the skins hanging and they would be filled with mashed potatoes. I would peel my beans at dinner and it certainly looked like mashed potatoes so it made sense to me.
When I was a kid the most popular dessert to order in fancy restaurants was Chocolate Mousse. The first time I ate it had pieces of what I now know was chocolate. As I ate it I was convinced they were actual pieces of moose.