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I used to believe that teachers lived at school. Until I saw my 2nd grade teacher at the grocery store once and asked my mom why she wasn't at school. On a Saturday.

Becky
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When i was 5 or 6 me and my dad used to go to work together. One thing that constantly atracted my attention was my dad telling his clients that he would give them ring(call them on the telephone). I heard this atleast 20 times a day which lead me to believe that he gave lots rings away so i set out on a journey to find the rings...

Natalie
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I used to believe that all people who had jobs were adults, with the exception of maybe the paper boy. It took me years to realize that those people working behind the counter at McDonald's are just teenagers.

M
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I thought cashiers and toll collectors got to keep all the money they received.

Anon
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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.

Scandia
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Those unfortunate people who worked in banks only got a holiday on bank holidays.

Kieran
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My father worked a second job at night at a company called "The Orange Storm Window Company". When I thought of my father at work, I thought that he was caught up in an "orange colored storm". I was very frightened that he had to go to that terrible place.

Anon
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my father is an electical engineer, but as a young child i believed whole hearted that my father drove a train.

Jeff
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When I was young I believed that striking workers on picket lines kept warm by burning brassieres. It was only when I was 34 that I realised the reporters on newscasts must have been referring to burning 'braziers'.

Harry
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when i went to kindergarden my teacher asked the class "what does your daddy do when he goes to work"? i replied.."my daddy is a "Big Wheel". the teacher asked me to explain. i said.."yes...he works at Ford's and is a "big wheel" there". she said to go home and ask daddy again what he does...that was 43 years ago. and it is still joked about to this day. i was a daddy's girl, and i believed every thing he told me.

Debbie.
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Growing up, I watched way too much tv. (Still do.)Although my mother tried to keep track of all the content, i still watched alot of stuff which young children shouldnt watch. So, when i found out my father had a secretary, although i didn't assume he was cheating on my mom with her, i did assume that she must be this volumpous young attractive woman. (As i thought all secretaries were.)I guess this theory comes from the fact that on most sitcoms that the way the secretaries were and they were always going after the guy. I kept this belief unitl i finally went to my father's work one day and was very confused when i met his secretary: Ruth, a 60-something old lady.

Hannah
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When I was younger...I used to think that you had to pay to get a job. Imagine if that were true. Half of us will be unemployed today.

Mel
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When I was young, I thought that *every* restaurant had professional chefs working there, making all the food from scratch. I was pretty surprised when I realized that just about anyone could be hired as a 'cook'.

jennifer j.
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For the longest time (Until a few weeks ago) I used to believe that a Paralegal was another name for a foster child or young ward (like from Batman) And sometimes they would use the word on TV and it would throw me way off track. Then a few weeks ago me and my friend went out for breakfast and in some conversation we were having she mentioned that her brother was going to be a paralegal. I was confused at first and I told her what I thought it was and she had a good laugh. I'm not even sure why I thought it meant that either. God I'm a moron. Im 18 too.

Stupid
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When I was about 6 or 7 my Dad worked and got to fire people a lot. When he came home one night and said he had fired someone, I thought, that's horrible how could Daddy be that mean? Until I was aroung 10 I thought that if you got fired, whoever fired you took you outside, lit a match, and set you on fire.

now 13
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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".

Adam
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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.

victoria pesticcio
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i used to believe I would be the doctor. Because I thought Heal the wounded and rescue the dying was the greatest things in the world. And I used to watch some programmes of the doctor, and they were very intelligent.

Chris
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My dad is a solicitor but when I was little I asked my mum what my dad's job was and she said he was a 'silly cheater'. For years I thought that's what he did for a living.. well my mum was kinda right I suppose...

Catherine
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About 6 years ago, i saw a commercial for mydiscountbroker.com. It had a pretty catchy song thingy so i remembered it (and hummed it upon occasion). When discussing what i wanted to be when i grew up, i mentioned to my mom the occupation of a "discount broker". My mom looked very puzzled and tried to find out from me what it was. I said "you know, like peter, a discount broker". Peter is my family's stock broker, so my mom understood, and she burst out laughing when she realized i thought that he was a "discount broker" and laughed even harder when i told her about the commercial...

Emily the Dumb
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