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when I was little my mom told me my father was an engineer. I though that we must leave the house in the morning in a suit and change into his train-driving outfit when he got to the station...

Elizabeth
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The evolution of what my dad did:

I thought my dad was a construction worker because he sometimes took a hard hat to work with him. Later, he corrected me and told me he was an engineer, so then I thought he drove trains. Turns out he was "just" a mechanical engineer, and for some reason, I thought that meant you had a "uniform" that consisted of short sleeve dress shirts with ties.

Ann Y.
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i used to believe that a job was where u ate lunch and talked to your adult friends

i am soooo dumb
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i thought that men had to go fishing or we would starve

david
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When I was little, one of my older cousins was in the military. He seemed to be going all around the world. I thought that all military personnel were allowed free flights anywhere they wanted once they finished their basic training, which consisted of being yelled at for not scrubbing the bathroom floor with a toothbrush.

gerald626
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I remember when I was, well, younger than 5 years old (don't remember exactly), my mom left all day to "work at the polls." I thought she meant "poles", and I pictured her walking through a large room full of pipes checking for leaks.

Jason C.
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I used to want to be a garbage man because I used to believe that garbage men went around collecting trash and, at the end of the day, used their magic wand and turned all the trash into gold, and they lived happily ever after.

Anon
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When I was really little, I used to believe that when my dad went to work, he and all the other dads built the skyscrapers in the city.

Fiona
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My mom and my (much older than I) sister were asking all the kids in the car one day what they wanted to be when they grew up. I sat right up and said "well, I'm going to be a Hooker when I grow up!" I thought Hookers modeled clothing on street corners. I guess I was about 10 at the time.

Shade
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My mom married 3 of her bosses over the years and so my sister and I thought that every time you got a new job you got a new daddy. So when she changed jobs we used to cry, "No, we don't want a new daddy!"

Fran
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When I was little I thought that only people who are getting payed so much that they can live as they want, not as they can were pop and rock stars.
It scared me so much that from the age of 4 ive been singing and dancing so much, cause only a thought of a doctors or salesmans job frightens me!
Now I know there are good proffesions, but still theres soomething inside me telling its not good.
I thought that when I`ll grow up I`ll be a singer,now i hope ill be one...heh funny and stoopid


p.s. im 15 now =) stoopid

Flying Beauty Of Latvia
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When we were 4, me and my friends used to belief that when we were older, we can get the job as a super hero. When people asked what I wanted to be when I was older, I said Batman.

Adam
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When I was about 7, I loved anything and everything that had to do with art. Drawing, painting, sculpting, anything. I was convinced that I would become a famous artist when I grew up, but I didn't know what kind. Well, one day I heard the phrase 'con artist' on TV. I didn't know exactly what it meant, but I knew it was some kind of artist.

A few weeks later, my friend and I were playing with her Magic 8 Ball. I asked it if I would become a con artist when I grew up, and it said yes.

The next day in school, the teacher asked us what we were going to be when we grew up. I proudly proclaimed I was going to be a famous con artist. This caused quite a reaction, and it was then that I finally learned the true meaning of the phrase.

Alex
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One childhood friend of mine was really rich and they had a maid. One day she told me that her mom had fired the maid. In my mind I imagined the mom firing a gun at the maid and killing her. I was horrified and reported it to my mom, but she just laughed at me.

Anon
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When I was about 5 my mother had an evening job packing biscuits at Peek Freans factory in South London. She told me one day that the supervisor used to come round regularly to tell the workers to whistle to make sure they weren't eating any of this biscuits. I believed her and told people the story for the next 20 years or so. Then she told me she'd been joking.

Harry
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I was probably about 6 when i was first told about blow jobs, but i thought it was a real job. Like a profession, and i just imagined a massive warehouse type factory thing where people got oral sex.

JAYDE
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I thought that Siemens was a factory where they manufacture semen for the bodies.

Anon
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I used to believe that "retirement" was a place where old people would have to spend time instead of going to their old jobs

Almighty Watashi
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Once when I was at a resturant with my family my Aunt was talking about how a friend of hers had been fired at work that day. Earlier I had watched a scene from the Jetsons where George Jetson got fired by his boss and was thrown through a hole in the wall down a metal shoot and into a dumpster. I really thought that was what happened to you when you got fired.

Bets
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i used to say that i was going to move to jeopardy so i would always have a good job as it was always in the news that there were "thousands of jobs in jeopardy"

PaganJay
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