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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.

Aretia
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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.

Maja
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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.

Kate
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i used to believe that a carreer as a super hero was possible

Anon
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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.

Xaviara
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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.

Michel
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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!

Valentina
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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.

Anon
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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.

farman
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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.

Ruhi
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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.

Laura
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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

MichelleC
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For some reason until I was about 10 I used to believe that the dentist pierced your ears.

Kendall.XxX
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I used to believe "work" was just where grown ups went to sit around all day. Like kids sat at desks at school all day.
I didn't imagine some jobs were physical. Thats why I sometimes looked at my mom and always wondered why she was tired from work. She was a nursing assistant that worked nights but to me she never did anything and got money just for showing up!

Faith
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Somehow I got it in my head that it's actually illegal to drink during your lunch hour at work. (I'm in the U.S.) The sad thing is, this belief wasn't corrected until I was 21! A few coworkers and I were getting lunch out at a new job I had and one of them suggested we get sandwiches and beer at a local pub.

"We can't do THAT!" I whispered. "It's against the law." They explained it wasn't and I was never sure if they thought I was kidding. I wasn't!

Jen
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When I was a child I assumed that firemen started fires. I was extremely frightened when a fireman came to my kindergarten class.

Derek
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When i was little I used to think that Martin Luther King was the king of all black people.

Teriq
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my dad used to work at a bank. but he always fixes things around the house, so my 5 year old brother thought his job was to fix things. then he quit (they wanted to move his office to new york) and went to work with loans at fifth third. then my brother thought he gave money to poor people and other people to keep.it never occured to him the people had to pay him back. we had to explain the whole thing to a 5 year old boy. it was pretty hard. ;)

kylie bug
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When I was young, my dad was a retiree of the Air Force and would get retirement checks. I used that think that ANY job somebody had would pay them monthly after they quit, depending on how long they had worked there.

Jason
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I remember a girl in my kindergarten class told me she wanted to be a waterfall when she grew up.

Anon
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