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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
At the age of 4 & 5 I remember how very proud I was of my father who worked "graveyard" at the nearby underground mine. My impression that made me so proud was that every night he went to the graveyard and watched over and kept the dead safe. I was also somewhat concerned that something bad might happen to him because of the a scarry job he had.
I used to believe (until I was 12!) that when I went to the dentist, the sound that the drill made was the cavities screaming because they were being destroyed.
I used to believe that when an adult said they were "going to work", it meant that they would all go to the same big building where they would each turn a giant nut on a screw with a huge wrench for hours.
I used to believe that a prostatute was a type of lawyer, and when a motavational speaker was talking about her mom being one I didn't understand what was so terrible about that!
When i was about 6 or 7 and right up until i was about 13 i believed that football players had to be born in that place to play for that team. So if you played for Liverpool it was because you were born there.
when I was about 15 I thought that wet nurses changed diapers. This was cleared up when I told my mom that my kids were going to have a wet nurse.
i heard my mother say once that she got paid "under the table" and i thought that she literally had to get underneath a table to collect her money..lol
I used to believe that telephone operators worked in toll booths. They connected calls when they weren't taking toll money from drivers.
when my mother talked about being "paid under
the table", i thought she actually had to get under
a table (with her boss) to get her money. i also
believed that "getting fired" meant your boss would
come after you with actual fire. which, i suppose,
could really happen.
when i was little, my mother was vice president of a bank. i went to her work when there was a kiddie carnival event and she was working the hot dog stand. from then on whenever anyone asked me what my mother did, i told them "she sells hot dogs at the bank.
When my brother and I were young, our mother worked for Boeing and made ducts for planes. We always thought that she worked at bowling and made ducks. We would get angry because she wouldn't take us to see.
I used to believe that you had to pay a one time sum to get a job and that the amount depended on how good the job was.
I used to believe that the only occupations that I could ever have when I grew up were a policeman, a fireman, or an ambulance driver.
When I was little and my sister asked me what I wanted to be, I replied "A Teddy Bear"
and I was serious. I believed I could be a Teddy Bear.
When I was about 5 or 6, I really admired those girls who worked at the hospital and wore red and white striped uniforms. I had seen that these girls were called candy stripers. Unfortunately I misprounced it. When people asked me what I wanted to do when I grew up, I would tell them proudly "candy stripper!"
I used to belive that every single grade you got was recorded on a specil report card, which you would recive at the end of college. When my mom's friend asked me why I felt like i had to get good grades one of my answers was:
"Well, so I can get a good job."
My mom and her both laughed. I was confused. They explained my belife wasn't true.
I really thought iot was, and i am 12!
When I was 14 I went through a Jane Austin phase. Around the same time I decided I was going to be a childcare worker when I finished school.
On the train one day a man asked me what I was going to do when I finished school and I told him I was going to be a wet nurse.
He was absolutely stunned for a few seconds and then said that that was a very unusual occupation these days and I looked at him as though he were mad and said 'Are you kidding? It's very common!" and then changed seats so I wouldn't have to sit next to the madman any longer.
It was a year or two later that I found out what a wet nurse does... and I will remember that poor man's expression forever.
As a child I believed that when a person was fired from their job, they were executed on a firing range.
My son once told me he saw a policeman. I replied "where did you see the police officer?" He replied that he was not a police officer because he had a car. I said "what do you mean?" Police officers don't have a car because they work in the "office".
i used to believe that a man was sitting squashed up in those barrier boxes pressing a button sat on a chair all day letting cars in and out.