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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
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.
I used to wonder why my mother made my bath so hot. My brother told me it was because she used to be a fire dancer and lost her sense of tempurature. I felt sad for her every time I bathed.
When I was younger I wanted to be an Airline-ticket-taker because I loved watching the airplanes all day, I didn't want to be a pilot because I didn't want to leave my parents. I guess I figured I would just have to bring them to work with me
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.
i used to believe that my mom is a doctor, cos when i used to get ill when i was little, she managed how to cure me :)
Being a princess was a real profession
I thought "deployed" meant "fired".
That at meetings adults sat on plastic chairs surrounding a large piece of meat
as a child I believed that trash collectors worked only on Friday, since that was the day our trash was collected. I never understood why when Friday was a holiday they took the day off, since they had to come on Saturday anyway. If you have to work only one day per week, who cares if it's Friday or Saturday?!
When I was younger, I used to believe that most factories of the world were completely automated. I thought that maybe a couple of people looked over the machines to make sure they were working right, but that the most employees that any factory would have would be about 10. I have no idea where this belief stemmed from.
I used to believe that "retirement" was a place where old people would have to spend time instead of going to their old jobs
One childhood friend of mine was really rich and they had a maid. One day she told me that her mom had fired the maid. In my mind I imagined the mom firing a gun at the maid and killing her. I was horrified and reported it to my mom, but she just laughed at me.
Me and my sister used to think that my dad owned all the Toms Restaurants because his name was Tom.
We also used to think that our mom's job was to hand out suckers at the bank because everytime we went there that was the only thing that we focused on. ;)
When younger I thought a paid vacation
was your employer paying for where ever you chose spend your 2 weeks off. I couldn't understand why everyone wasn't going to some fabulous tropical island as long as someone else was paying for it!
I believed that people actually worked inside the cooling towers. I thought that they must be really brave to stand there at the bottom of that massive, awe-inspiring vat and work away. I had dreams about these people all the time.
I never thought to ask anyone what cooling towers actually did.
I believed when i grew up i would be an inventor. I would invent the solar powered flashlight, and be the first to invent an oblect which alows you to breath under water by putting a fish head in your mouth.
I used to believe that my dad didn't really go to work, but he spyed on me all day. I sware I saw him peep his head round the door when I was playing with my toys many times.
When i was little I used to think that Martin Luther King was the king of all black people.