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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
When I was little I use to think that my mom was just lying about going to work everyday, because I "knew" that someone couldn't work ALL day long. So on my way to and from school I would check and see if she was playing at the park by our house because I thought the whole idea of work was a lie, and she was just having fun with out me while I had to go to school.
No one ever talked about their jobs when I was growing up, they all just went to work. So I figured "work" was just a place everyone went during the day, with gray coveralls and lunchboxes. I figured the milkman and the mailman never went to work because I saw them every day. Ditto my kindergarten teacher and Huntley/Brinkley.
One of my best friends used to believe that my father was a privite investigator. Why? He had a handgun, of course. (It was an old six-shooter, kept in a display case.)
My son had a belief that as soon as you owned shares, you automatically got your own desk and office and you'd be right for life! If only he knew then what he knows now!
When my mom told me that I was born abroad because my father was posted to another country and that he had worked at the Canadian embassy there, I told everyone that my father was an ambassador. (My father was an office clerk). I thought that all people who worked at an embassy were ambassadors. My mother tried to set me straight, but I didn't really believe her. To me, my father was an ambassador!
when i went to kindergarden my teacher asked the class "what does your daddy do when he goes to work"? i replied.."my daddy is a "Big Wheel". the teacher asked me to explain. i said.."yes...he works at Ford's and is a "big wheel" there". she said to go home and ask daddy again what he does...that was 43 years ago. and it is still joked about to this day. i was a daddy's girl, and i believed every thing he told me.
I am an Air Force brat and my dad was always stationed at SAC bases, and he also did not drive. When stationed at Offutt AFB, SAC Headquarters, my dad told me that the missile in front of base headquarters picked him up for work in the morning. I never did ask how he got home after work. I have to admit my kindergarten teacher sure looked at me weird when I told her that "a rocket" took my dad to work in the morning.
I used to want to be a doctor when I grew up, because doctors never die, as they can cure themselves.
my dad told me that when people got "the sack" from work, they were literally put in a sack and thrown over london bridge into the thames. I believed him and argued with a teacher about it. I then spent a whole morning stood in the corridor for my beliefs. Thanks Dad.
My daughter thought I was a janitor at the university. It wasn't until she was an adult that she figured out I had my degree. After all, what else would a freshman do but "freshen up." The worst of it was she thought I specialized in the bathrooms because I was constantly freshening up the bathroom at home.
When I was very young, I wanted to be a doctor. That was until I had to wee-wee in a cup. I didn't realize they did lab tests with the urine. I thought the doctor had to drink the wee-wee. I thought right then and there, "No way do I want to be a doctor now."
I used to believe that you had to "buy" your job. The more money you paid, the better the job.
My grandparents used to take me to the horse races. Often, my grandmother would tell me "your grandfather's horse just won!" I knew my grandfather did not own any horses so I assumed he rode them and he therefore was a jockey, which is amusing because my grandfather was a rather large man with a huge stomach.
I used to believe that "space available" signs in front of new buildings meant it was a way to get into the NASA space program and become an astronaut.
I used to think that the Army and the War were two different things you could join. My dad was in the army before I was born and I used to wonder why he chose to join the Army and not the War =o)
when I was young my dad was a fireman. My mum tells me that for years I was convinced fire engines were really called 'daddy daddy nee nors!'
I used to believe that my best friend's dad was a secret agent for the CIA. He was actually an unemployed alcoholic.
My father worked a second job at night at a company called "The Orange Storm Window Company". When I thought of my father at work, I thought that he was caught up in an "orange colored storm". I was very frightened that he had to go to that terrible place.
my sister used to think that every milkman had a cow in his back garden and would milk it every day then deliver it
once my dad told me that "if i didnt work hard, then i'd go on the dole" and for some reason i got it into my head that the dole was a big ship that came and took all the lazy people away "the good ship dole!"