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When I was 5 or 6 years old, one of my favorite TV shows was the 1970's series 'Emergency'. A few times I saw the paramedic guys on there go to a call where a woman was 'in labor' and I always wondered why they took an ambulance for a woman going to work! I figured since they had uniforms like cops and there was a siren and flashing lights it was illegal for women to go to work.

Anon
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when i was really small i thought that there was only three jobs in the entire world. so when people asked me and my two boy cousins what we wanted to be i would say "Nurse!"because i was the girl, and my cousins wuld say "fireman!" and the other, "police man!". its really wierd that i thought that because i didnt know any one in my family that was a nurse, fireman or police man

intelligent 4 year old
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When I was young I want to grow up yo be a trash man, becuse they only work one day a week.

Steve H
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I used to believe that when people grew up they automatically were instilled with knowledge and professionalism. I was informed at my first "real job" there are D students everywhere. *sigh*

Anon
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I once asked my mom what a "bimbo" was. This was around the time of the Bill Clinton/ Monica Lewinsky scandal. Anyway, when I asked this question, my mom replied, "Oh, just some chick who works in the white house."

From then on, until junior high school, when someone referred to another person as a "bimbo", I naturally assumed that the insulted person worked in the white house.

Diana
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In second or third grade, the only career option that seemed feasible to me was teaching at the elementary school level. I'm sure that's because that was the only profession I saw on a regular basis, but it seemed natural and like the only thing I'd ever end up doing.

Kristen
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Up until third grade I thought that if you worked somewhere, you had to work there 24/7 and if you quit without being fired you would go to jail for a week, and come back to that job after the week but instead of working there 24/7, you'd work there 23/7 (23 hours) and once you kept going to jail and finally only worked there for 1 minute every day, you were allowed to switch jobs.

I was a coo-koo child.

Talia
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When younger I thought a paid vacation
was your employer paying for where ever you chose spend your 2 weeks off. I couldn't understand why everyone wasn't going to some fabulous tropical island as long as someone else was paying for it!

Anon
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For the longest time (Until a few weeks ago) I used to believe that a Paralegal was another name for a foster child or young ward (like from Batman) And sometimes they would use the word on TV and it would throw me way off track. Then a few weeks ago me and my friend went out for breakfast and in some conversation we were having she mentioned that her brother was going to be a paralegal. I was confused at first and I told her what I thought it was and she had a good laugh. I'm not even sure why I thought it meant that either. God I'm a moron. Im 18 too.

Stupid
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I used to think that prostitutes were female lawyers. It just sounded so official...

MC
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when i was about 7 i woke up really early in the morning and saw my dad going to work, i said "dad can you stay home from work today?" and he said" no i will get fired!" and i said *gasp* what will you get fired with?

mike
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When I was little, I was really interested in birds and wildlife. One day, when our teacher asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up I told the class that I wanted to be a 'naturist'. I thought a 'naturist' was someone who studied nature. I didn't realise at the time that it meant that you ran around with no clothes on!

Anon
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When is was a kid.I often saw on the television,programs about oil platforms. I always noticed the tower where they would burn the gas they could not handle. And i thought that they pumped up the oil just so they could burn it.

Rene Meyer ( NORWAY)
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I always believed that garbage men only worked on Mondays because that was the day they came to my house. I couldn't figure out what they did the rest of the week.

K Wright
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when i was 10 years old, i, unlike most girls my age, decided that i wanted to go into outer-space, and i let everyone i met know about it.
i had just been given the "birds and the bees" lecture by my mother on periods and where babies come from. soon after that, my horrable older brother told me that women that went into outer-space needed to have their ovaries and uterus removed so that they didn't get their period, or have babies in space. i imageined that getting my ovaries and uterus removed would be a terrably painful opperation and so i gave up my dream of going into outer-space and then said that i was going to be a cloud when i grew up.

never did become a cloud...
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when I was a kid my parents went thru two ordealing dramas constantly, paying bills, balancing the checkbook and doing taxes, growing up I learned this was all unnecessary hype and no big thing - just a bunch of numbers addded together ,without any hesitation....

just get it done people....
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I was a precocious child who wanted to do everything, no matter how difficult. I most desperately wanted to be a doctor, but not just any doctor. When adults would ask me what I wanted to be when I grew up I would loudly proclaim, "An oral surgeon!" I couldn't understand why every grown-up just laughed. I thought "oral" meant "every type of surgery known to man." How could someone not take such a noble profession seriously?!

Brent
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I used to believe that work would end. All the adults - like my mom and dad - were working. All the time. And they must be working toward something. Some goal. And when they were done, we would all just relax.

Juaneis
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Me and my sister used to think that my dad owned all the Toms Restaurants because his name was Tom.

We also used to think that our mom's job was to hand out suckers at the bank because everytime we went there that was the only thing that we focused on. ;)

Kim
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My friend's grandpa was in the Navy. He would always go on the boat. When she was young, she thought hewas a fisherman!!!

Fishy fishy
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