workShow most recent or highest rated first. Common beliefs in this section include:
- Firemen start fires.
- Getting fired means being set on fire.
- You can be literally anything you want - animal, vegetable or mineral
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...
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...
i used to believe that a job was where u ate lunch and talked to your adult friends
When my sister started working at a bank, she often discussed with my parents about the "Swiss Bank Secret". I always wondered what this could be. I imagined, everyone who start working at the bank could go in a huge treasure and catch sight of it, but wasn't allowed to talk about what he has seen...
I used to believe Molly Meldrum could do any mans job. I imagined him as a plumber, builder, painter etc..
One day my dad came home from work and we were all sitting round the table eating dinner. Dad wasn't happy and mum ask if everything was ok at work. Dad said that he had given Donna his reciptionist, the sack. I sat there thinking why has he given her a heshan sack, what can she do with that? For years i thought that getting the sack meant that you were given a heshan sack until one day i just learnt that it meant you've lost your job.
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!
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...
When we were 4, me and my friends used to belief that when we were older, we can get the job as a super hero. When people asked what I wanted to be when I was older, I said Batman.
I used to think that I should be a cop when I grew up because I was good at Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego.
When I was little I thought that only people who are getting payed so much that they can live as they want, not as they can were pop and rock stars.
It scared me so much that from the age of 4 ive been singing and dancing so much, cause only a thought of a doctors or salesmans job frightens me!
Now I know there are good proffesions, but still theres soomething inside me telling its not good.
I thought that when I`ll grow up I`ll be a singer,now i hope ill be one...heh funny and stoopid
p.s. im 15 now =) stoopid
when i was 5, 4 of my cousins and my older sister told me about the potatoe man who delivers your potatoes to your house. but they told me he puts them in your ears and you die! to this day i have never bought potatoes from the potatoe man!
When I was about 5, when I was told my dad got a lift to work, I thought he went in an actual lift - I was confused how he got there like that!
i used to believe for a long time that engineers are those people who drive railway trains(i.e the engine)
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.
This is really my brothers, he used to think plumbers picked pmubs. He got confused because he knew our grandfather had been was a plumber and he always went plumb picking with our Pop to make homemade jam. He was about seven before he figured it out.
i used to believe that doctors and nurses and firemen and policemen - or woman. didn't die and so i set my mind on becoming a nurse when i was older!
well i was about 4 lol lol lol
Before I was 6 whenever my parent's mentioned that they had to go to work I always imagined them going to some farm and chopping wood. I also imagined that they had to wait in line to do this.
My mum is a sociologist and it took me a long time to work out exactly what she did for a living. When I was three we went for a holiday on a farm. One morning at the farm I ran off and hid. My mum called me from the yard and said "Where are you?". A little voice said back "I'm in the henhouse". My mum then said "what are you doing in the henhouse?" and I replied "sociology"!!
i thought until recently a midwife was a middle aged lay who was married.