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- Firemen start fires.
- Getting fired means being set on fire.
- You can be literally anything you want - animal, vegetable or mineral
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When I was little I once saw the word "stripper" and asked my babysitter what it meant--she said that it was a woman who takes off all her clothes layer by layer, and for the longest time I imagined that strippers wore bulky winter clothing with lots of layers for their routines.
When i was 5 or 6 me and my dad used to go to work together. One thing that constantly atracted my attention was my dad telling his clients that he would give them ring(call them on the telephone). I heard this atleast 20 times a day which lead me to believe that he gave lots rings away so i set out on a journey to find the rings...
I once believed that work is where adults went to play, like i did in kindergarden. But they didn`t seem to have as much fun as we did. I remember thinking it wasn`t fair that they got paid to play while i was doing it for free.
My mum is a sociologist and it took me a long time to work out exactly what she did for a living. When I was three we went for a holiday on a farm. One morning at the farm I ran off and hid. My mum called me from the yard and said "Where are you?". A little voice said back "I'm in the henhouse". My mum then said "what are you doing in the henhouse?" and I replied "sociology"!!
I thought that going to work was a lot like going to kindergarten.
My father used to tell me when I was little, that his co-worker needed a stopsign on his street. He used to tell me that when I grew up, he would dress me in red and make me be the stopsign. I was very upset by all of this, so the next day my father came home and told me that another litlte girl was the stopsign and that I didn't have to. I then got jealous and demanded to see the little girl who STOLE my job.
When i was little 4 or 5 i used to believe that to be a fire man u had to be a man so when my friend sarah said she wanted to be a fire man i was disscusted that she wanted to be a man and stoped talking to her.....she's still a woman lol
I used to believe that doctors could not get sick.
When I was little, I owned a Cinderella book in which Cinderella was referred to as a "maid." I asked my mom about that, and she said that "maid" was a shortened way to say "maiden." So, the next time we went on vacation, I referred to the woman who cleaned the hotel room as a maiden.
I remember being around 5 years old and being put to bed in the early evening. As I lay in bed, I would hear airplanes flying over our house and sooner or later hear my dad come through the front door. I thought the planes dropped him off at our house after work.
Also, my Dad was an electrical engineer. I thought he drove a train and wore a striped hat since he was an "engineer."
When I was five, we lived on base. I thought that all Daddies or Mommies had to join the military before they could get jobs.
My daughter used to think that when you get "Fired" (from your job), it meant that your boss would come to your house at night and set your house on fire!
When I was under five, I used to think that there were people who were squished btween the ceiling and the roof of dept stores, like Sears, and their job was to give all the announcements through the speakers in the ceiling. I pictured them laying down in the dark, yelling through those speakers, like "Clean-up in aisle seven.."
I thought everyone worked in a hospital. Granted, both my parents worked in a hospital and so did many of their friends and our relatives, so it seemed to be all adults talked about, but I don't know how I thought, you know, cars got built and books got written and stuff. It didn't fit, so I disregarded it I guess.
I always believed that a radio station was the best place to work.... afterall, all those musical stars there all day, everyday, just stopping by to sing one of their songs! What job could be greater?!
when i was little, i didnt really understand the concept of job wages (like most american kiddies) and when we went to a store,i thought the clerk at the counter got all the money from whatever you bought (say you bought a shoe for 5 dollars,the clerk would get the money). then my mom said that they didnt get the cash from the things you bought,but they were payed on an hourly bases. so then i was confused. cause why were there were commercials for stores on t.v. if everyone was payed at an hourly rate?
When I was younger a new neighbor moved in next door. My mom told me one day that she was a "head hunter". I spent the next few years scared to death of this woman, afraid that every night she would sneak into my room and steal my head. It wasn't until much later that I learned "head hunters" actually found jobs for people.
One Halloween, when I was about 7, my Dad dressed up in his old Navy uniform and my Mom dressed up a "girl that dates sailors." When the neighbors came over dressed the same, they told me that they were all dressed up as sailors and hookers. So for about 4 or 5 years, I thought that hookers were just girls that liked to date sailors...
When you got fired, a document stating that you somehow work there was burned somehow, like in the fireplace.Once that document was burned, you couldn,t work there no more.
About 6 years ago, i saw a commercial for mydiscountbroker.com. It had a pretty catchy song thingy so i remembered it (and hummed it upon occasion). When discussing what i wanted to be when i grew up, i mentioned to my mom the occupation of a "discount broker". My mom looked very puzzled and tried to find out from me what it was. I said "you know, like peter, a discount broker". Peter is my family's stock broker, so my mom understood, and she burst out laughing when she realized i thought that he was a "discount broker" and laughed even harder when i told her about the commercial...