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I used to believe that the distance of a "block" was how many streets you passed by. My teacher was really confused when I told her I walked twelve blocks to school.
When I was little, we were driving in the car and I saw a radio tower blinking in the sky. I asked my mom why the towers blinked, and she said that it was so the airplanes wouldn't fly into them in the night. I firmly believed her, until a little while ago. I saw a very low radio tower, and asked her why that one blinked, since the airplanes couldn't possibly fly that low. She wasn't sure what I meant, until I related the story to her. She laughed and said that she wasn't sure why they blinked. Even now, I still believe that the only possible reason why they blink is because otherwise the pilots wouldn't see them. It baffles me to this day, and I'm thirteen.
When I was little sometimes we drove by power plants. They had all kinds of ropes and blocks and I was certain they must be playgrounds. So one time we went by one and I asked my mom "do we have time to stop and play at the playground?" She still likes to remind me...
If I crossed the road without looking both ways and waiting for the cars then they were allowed to run me over.
I used to believe that those little crystally things that you put on ice ( I have no idea why you put it on ice) were really valuable crystals. My friends and i would pick up as many as possible and keep them in our pockets so that we could become millionares! My mum got cross wit me and said tha they were wrecking my pockets, and i just loked at her and went" Mum, these are really valuable! don't you want to be rich?" I would have just laughed but my mum was furious!!!
When I was little, I used to believe that the tow truck was and actual toe. Then when our car brokedown on the freeway I got really excited when I was told that the tow truck was coming. Boy, was I in for a shock!
I used to think that if you went to the end of a road marked "Dead End", somebody would try to kill you.
I thought "circ de solei" was "Circus Olay"
Back when McDonald's put "Smiles: Free" on their menu, I thought that smiles were something you could order. I always wanted to ask for one, but I was too shy to ask.
I thought that a the resteraunt Hulihans, that it was Hula- HANDS! They would chop off your hands, fry them, and serve them! I though the logo would be two disembodyed hands, in green gloves, tossing a dark pink HulaHoop. I though the logo would look like the Doctor Suess illestrator drew it!
I though I would have to sit on my hands or else they would be chopped off!
When I was about 4-5 years old, I thought that since my house was # 65, I could walk to just past house # 1 and I'd be at the end of the world.
When I was little, my mom would always scold bad manners by saying things like "What would the Queen of England think if she saw you doing that?" or "The Queen of England would never invite you to tea if you keep your elbows on the table like that."
I always wondered how my mom knew the Queen of England, and when she was going to visit so I could show her all the good manners I'd apparently been practicing for her.
i used to think that in restaurants 'giving a tip' to the waiter meant suggesting how the could cook their food better....like 'here's a tip - add more salt to the sauce next time'.
As a child, I was really confused about restaurants that advertised "All you can eat". It is, after all, an ambiguous phrase. It made me think that there must be SOME restaurants where a group of people might go, only to be told for some mysterious reason "Only some of you can eat here.", or "Not all of you can eat here." But those that advertised "All you can eat" must be telling you that they weren't that kind of restaurant, saying that "All you can eat here (not just some of you)".
When I was really little, like 4 or 5, I was very intimidated by kids older than me. I always thuoght of myself as a "little kid". I would go to buger king and be really hungry, but I would never order the "big kids meal" because i was konvinced that i wasn't a big kid.
I use to think that when I got in line at a theme park that the whole park would follow my family due to secret speakers.
When I was little I thought that when you went into an elevator that it was like a magic time machine. I didn't realize they went up and down. I thought that they magically turned the floor outside into another place.
When I was young I went bowling with my parents once. By the entrance there was a room which I could see through the window was dark and had toys scattered on the floor. When I asked my parents what the room was they told me that's where they put little boys and girls who didn't behave. The only weird thing is that even as an adult when I've driven by that alley I get a weird feeling despite knowing my parents were just trying to get me to behave.
that drive thru's were onlt for thursdays
When I was a kid I cried every time my mother said she was taking us to Applebees because I thought that all their food was made from apples and I didnt want to eat there.