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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 believe that when my father went to 'work' and every dad that went to work, went out to a forest and they all did lumberjack stuff. They'd all cut down trees and for some reason form a line standing across a raging river and transport fallen trees to the other side, across rapids and jagged rocks, because that's where they needed them. My father was actually the president of a company and went to work every day in a suit, i just assumed he changed in a locker room in which everything was made out of wood. I hadn't come up with something that working moms did, for i didn't know they existed, i thought all moms stayed home.
I used to accompany my dad when we dropped my mom off at the subway stop to go to work. I thought thats where my mom worked: at the subway stop.
When I was young, I wanted to be a taxi driver. I have no clue why, lol. But now I realized it isn't the most exciting job...
My sister told me she used to believe that people who worked in grocery stores actually lived there 24 hours a day. At night they slept in boxes in the back of the store.
I used to beleive that when people got sacked from work the boss would put them in a sack and throw them into the rubbish and then they would eventually die frm rubbish fumes and get eaten by rats
i was distraught when my brother told me tinkie winkie from teletubbies got sacked
but now i know he was safe =]
when i was three years old, and at home while my parents were on the work; i saw parliament assembly on tv, and thought, that my parents are probably there, working all day.
Up until a few minutes ago, I thought that a "wet nurse" was someone who "took care" (let's not get into the details) of paralyzed/senile people who couldn't go to the toilet on their own. I wondered who would want to get such a job. I'm 17, by the way...
This is something I shouldn't say,but I ought to.
Until I understood what busy phones were,when I heard that telephone lines were busy,I actually thought they were doing some kind of work and could not be talked to by anyone until they finished their shift.
i used to think that the "graveyard shift" meant that they actually had to go out and dig graves.
Up until about 5 minutes ago, when I read a similar belief on this site, I used to think candy stripers in hospitals were called candy strippers. I'm 16. I never thought that they were actually strippers, I just thought it was part of the name. Thankfully I don't think I've ever said 'candy stripper' out loud to anyone, that I know of. Still, I feel stupid now XD
When I was a kid I thought that when mum and dad were working, they were playing video games. I walked in on my dad typing and was suprised.
I used to believe that god made all of the builders first so that they could build all the houses for the other people.
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.