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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 younger I wanted to be an archeaologist. I watched lots of TV shows on Egyptians, Pompei, and the like. What finally made me decide against it is that I was worried if I was alone and found a skeleton, I would scream and cry (and ruin my career).
My Dad was an area manager for a shoe firm, and my sister Stephanie (aged about 9) announced that when she grew up she wanted to be a manageress. My name is Paula, and when I heard this (aged about 5) I informed my father that if she was going to be a "manager S" then I was going to be a "manager P"
i used to think that the paparazzi were a group of Italian criminals or spies. i have no idea why??
My dad works with computers, so when I was little I used to believe that the way he earned money was that the computer printed it out for him.
I grew up in Reno where there were always signs posted by the slot machines that said "No Minors". I thought that they didn't want miners to play the slot machines because they were already rich enough from mining all the gold.
When my little brother was about three years old, I asked him what he wanted to be when he grew up. He replied, "a California dancing raisin!" Boy, did I ever have a hard time explaining to him that he couldn't be a raisin when he grew up.
I used to think that minimum wage meant that you were paid one cent an hour - since that's the lowest amount of money you could possibly get to!
When I was young I used to think that a urologist was "your ologist". This created conversations such as "He's a urologist" "My ologist?" "No, a urologist" "I know, my ologist". This would go on for at least five minutes.
When I was little and grown-ups asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up I would always reply "I want to work in a toll booth." Probably because of the slight embarrassment, my parents finally asked me why I wanted to work in a toll booth. "Because they're rich!" I replied. I thought they kept all the toll money.
when i was little i saw a dramatic show about some dude who killed people for money. i thought that you could get a job as a proffessional murderer and you got a million dollars for every person you killed.
I used to believe the guards at Buckingham Palace were actually robots, which explained why they had (seemingly) giant heads, showed no emotions and marched around in groups when they weren't just standing still.
This girl in my 2nd grade class told me that when her mother was going to become a teacher, they put a tube down her nose in order to check her knee. I believed it until 8th grade, when I confronted her about it and she told me it was not true.
Glad it was not, since eventually I would teach for a couple years as well.
When I was a very little kid I'd ask Mom where Dad went in the morning. She said he went "to work". When I asked why, she thought that explaining what a lawyer was to a 4 year old might be a bit complicated so she just told me that he went to work to "make money" For a long time I thought my Dad went to a workshop and literally manufactured money.
you know how there is MD after the name of a doctor?? well i thought that it meant that all doctors where from the state of Maryland...i didn't realize it was an abbreviation for medical doctor.
When I was about 4, I saw a TV show that went behind the scenes of the musical CATS. I was fascinated by the actors putting on their makeup and wigs; unfortunately, it never showed them taking these things off. This caused me to believe for a few months that they were being permanently changed into creepy cat people, destined to do nothing but perform in CATS for the rest of their lives.
I used to love spelling words because I was really great at it. So I thought I could be a "speller" as a job when I grew up, just like a doctor or lawyer.
When I was younger my dad used to phone my mum everyday while on his tea break....this made me want a job that didn't have tea breaks as I don't like the taste of tea.
I used to think those guys in red tunics at the Tower of London fed bees, because they were called Bee-Feeders. Those bees would then, of course, make the honey for the queen's morning toast.
I was convinced that anyone belonging to the Masonry had to be a stone mason who built houses and brick walls. It did seem odd that they should be considered so important, but I reasoned that out thinking how important building walls and houses was.
When I was a kid, I used to think that every business built their foundation on a block of ice, but left one building on normal dirt. This was usually called the "off-ice".