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I used to think that if you walked on a sewer manhole cover and jumped on it, the lid would fall and you would fall in the dirty sewer. I was always afraid to walk on manhole covers because of this.
When my brother was around 5 years old, he saw a woman in a black burqa for the first time at Walmart and he yelled "Look Mommy!! A ninja!". The woman just laughed and my mom was mortified!
I used to think that the ice cream truck plays music when it's out of ice cream. My mom told me this so we wouldn't have to buy ice cream every time we saw the ice cream truck. It backfired when I saw a kid get ice cream from the truck after i saw it play music and stop, then the kid got some and then I realized my mom was lying to me all along!!
I used to believe that room numbers in hotels were literal. So, if I was staying in room 305, it meant there were more than 305 rooms. I then found out that it just meant the 5th room on the 3rd floor.
I used to believe that a strip mall was a mall with people who stripped down naked. This stemmed from a TV show in which a person didn't want to work in one. I thought "duh,who would want to work in a place with naked people?"
When I was told about a wok shop, not knowing the word 'wok', I thought it was actually a 'walk' shop and sold shoes.
I used to believe that carnival rides at the fair were like tulips or daffodils in that they grew up from the ground in the days before the fair and when it was over they sunk back into the ground, dormant until next year.
I used to believe that every street shared the same name.
If you were giving someone directions you would say something like, "Make a left on Cherry Street, then travel 4 miles and make a right on Cherry Street. Then go four blocks down until you get to Cheery Street and I live on the corner there of Cherry and Cherry streets."
Once, I sat behind a neon sign in a restaurant. It said "Fallon" on the back, which is the name of the company that makes the neon signs. I didn't know the name Fallon, so I thought it was pronounced "Fall on" and that it meant the sign would "fall on" your head.
I always thought the connectors on the telephone lines were flying turtles.