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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
I used to think that Lawyers were being called liars. I suppose some still do, but I didn't know it was a profession at the time.
my dad can balance things on his nose, like broomsticks and chairs. when i was little i used to be so fascinated by it. when i was about five, he jokingly told me that he learnt the skill as a clown in the circus.
i believed him until i was 15!
When I was little I used to believe that all books were handwritten and to be an author you had to have perfect handwriting. I also thought that if you wrote a book you had to write out every single copy ever sold.
My mom used to tell my brother and I that she went to mean school and graduated at the top of her class so she could work as a mean mom. I always thought I'd go to mean school too.
I used to believe there was a tiny man in the ATM that would take/send the money. I thought he'd just sit in there counting money all day.
When I was little I thought that there were men who worked under the ground walking under the streets turning on the street lamps one by one and then turning them off again in the morning. I used to think I'd hate that job and all that walking! haha
I used to believe that only people who's first name was "doctor" could be a doctor. I was heavily disappointed with my mother for not naming me doctor.
I used to believe that a metal sculpture of a fireman's hat and coat on the wall of the fire house was the ash-covered remains of a fireman who had died heroically in a fire. Every time we drove past it, I was terrified that people could die like that on the job.
When I was little I used to believe that children in movies where played by adults. I just figured that they edited them smaller. Since acting is a job, and jobs are for adults, it made perfect sense.
I used to believe that "exotic dancers" were girls who did choreographed dance routines with wild animals. I wanted to be one until I was like 11, when I found out that "exotic dancer" was a euphemism for stripper.
i used to believe that a carreer as a super hero was possible
When I was little I believed that there were people who, whenever someone was born, died or moved away, were paid to change the Population signs outside of towns. I always thought the ones for cities would be very busy people, indeed.
I used to believe that working in adulthood involved losing at least 1 finger. all the men I knew when I was a child had lost some fingers while warking in constructions, as mechanic, etc.
So I was ok with the idea of losing a finger or 2 when I grew up.
When I was 6 years old, I used to sit next to my best friend in class. He always had new pencils and I couldn't get my head round to how he could possibily change them so often.. when I asked, he told me that his father owned a Pencils Factory and that was right in his house, in a room that I've never entered! I totally believed him, and he would bring me a new pencil almost everyday...
Whenever I go to his place, I still look at that door - behind which there's only a washing machine! - as the door to the factory!
When my dad's company was laying off a lot of the employees, I was terrified that my dad would be "fired". I imagined a huge boss walking around lighting people on fire with a huge blow torch.
when I was 6 i used to believe that cricketers need to cut their legs and undergo some sort of surgery in oder to put on pads and due to this i dropped the idea of being a cricketer in future.
When I was about 4 I used to think that my parents would drive off to work and sit at their desks and then pull a gear-shift like lever at their desks and that was all they did for 6 hours a day.
When I was younger, I didn't take into account that the world was round.... So I used to wonder, "If we're the first car stopped at this stop light, then who's the very first car, in the very front of all stoplights on all the highways?" I assumed it must have been the President. THAT must have been what his job was: to lead the cars around all day.
So, I grew up with the thought of Bill Clinton sitting in a little black sedan, the first car at the very first stoplight in the world.
I use to believe that if I were to be a bank teller when I became a grown up, I would get to keep all the money people gave the bank tellers!!! LOL
For some reason until I was about 10 I used to believe that the dentist pierced your ears.