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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 every work place looked like a court and grown-ups argued all day. Kinda true I suppose...
When you got fired, a document stating that you somehow work there was burned somehow, like in the fireplace.Once that document was burned, you couldn,t work there no more.
The evolution of what my dad did:
I thought my dad was a construction worker because he sometimes took a hard hat to work with him. Later, he corrected me and told me he was an engineer, so then I thought he drove trains. Turns out he was "just" a mechanical engineer, and for some reason, I thought that meant you had a "uniform" that consisted of short sleeve dress shirts with ties.
In second or third grade, the only career option that seemed feasible to me was teaching at the elementary school level. I'm sure that's because that was the only profession I saw on a regular basis, but it seemed natural and like the only thing I'd ever end up doing.
When i was a kid, i wanted to be a maid because i thought that my maid was getting paid soooo much money ($400 a month seemed like a lot to me) and she got to hang out at home all day
When I was about five years old my dad had the chance to be a supervisor at a local Boeing. He declined the offer, and came home and told my mum about this offer he got, but rejected the idea, I heard what he was saying and got mad at him, and said "I wanna be a supervisior", all because I thought you got to wear a special "visor", and that meant you were royalty.
I used to beleive that in preschool the teachers would get in sleeping bags in the the big room and stay there till class started the next day
I remember a girl in my kindergarten class told me she wanted to be a waterfall when she grew up.
my sister used to think that every milkman had a cow in his back garden and would milk it every day then deliver it
When I was 5, my mom and i hopped in the car to pick up my dad and i asked her why we had to pick him up. She responded "he got fired". My eyes got wide and i said "They're going to shoot daddy!?"
My brother wanted a part time job on a milk round, so he decided to look it up in The complete 'works' of William Shakespeare. He now uses the yellow pages!
When I was younger I use to want to become a cashier at a supermarket. I had just assumed that they got to keep all of the money at the check out counter.
When i was little 4 or 5 i used to believe that to be a fire man u had to be a man so when my friend sarah said she wanted to be a fire man i was disscusted that she wanted to be a man and stoped talking to her.....she's still a woman lol
i used to think a prostitute was a name for a rank in the army
My father worked for GE, I thought all GE did was make light bulbs. I didn't realize that he was an engineer for GE, until I told my family to leave him alone, that he was tired from making light bulbs all day.
This is right out of "Rugrats" or something. Geeeeez. When I was a kid I used to think all adults worked at the same place. It was in a big building simply called "Work" and always involved something I didn't understand with computers.
As a child I believed that when a person was fired from their job, they were executed on a firing range.
once my dad told me that "if i didnt work hard, then i'd go on the dole" and for some reason i got it into my head that the dole was a big ship that came and took all the lazy people away "the good ship dole!"
I use to believe that the best job in the entire world was a meter maid ( person who gives tickets to parked cars).
Apparently my Father spent WWII riding a flat footed polar bear across the Sahara Desert pressing pants. They were white to reflect the sun, insulated to keep cool like a cooler, and the flat feet prevented them from sinking into the sand.