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I used to believe that pictures, especially huge portraits of people, would rest when no one was looking or when they thought no one was looking. So you can imagine how afraid I was when I visited an art museum and we took a tour of the place. I just knew I would happen to see one of the people change positions out of the corner of my eye when we walked past.
I used to think I was going to fall through the ice and drown when I was ice skating and heard the ice cracking. I found out 35 years later that the ice skating area was just about a 5" depression on a park lawn that was flooded for skating during the winter.
when I was little, my mum had planned the family holiday and told me I would really like it becuase there were lots of cycle paths in the area, but I misheard her. She seemed concerned when I was not excited about the holiday and was always miserable when there, until, when planning the next years one, I told her that I didnt want to go anywhere that there are lots of pyschopaths again. I had spent the whole holiday keeping an eye on everyone around me in case they tried to kill us.
I was born and raised in Washington, DC - the National Air and Space Museum opened when I was six years old. For an embarrasingly long time I wondered who this guy was who was so cool he got an entire museum full of planes and rockets and cool stuff. I think I was 12 or so before I stopped wanting to meet Aaron Space.
Shortly after my mom got a ticket for speeding my dad had the radio on and they were talking about winning a ticket to a concert or something. I was very happy that my mom had already won one so I told my dad and he laughed at me saying it was the wrong type of ticket.
when we would pass by "the crying lady"(a statue of a woman crying for veterans) i thought that she had been real and after becoming so upset over so many deaths she got frozen.i would always pray that she would come un-frozen.
When I was little and my parents used to take me to the zoo I loved it so much I never wanted to go home, so my mom exitedly said, lets go see the exit and I couldnt wait to see this new animal and eagerly ran along. Oh was I disappointed.
Thanks to Willy Wonka, i thought that if i went to the very top floor in an elevator i would crash right through the roof, and i wouldnt be as lucky to be unharmed.
I was always wary of lifts/elevators as a kid, as I believed that if you went down below the basement level, they would take you straight....to....hell!!
Being little and trying to entertain me constantly, my parents took me to the local movie theater alot. Inside, the walls had poofy curtain-like things on them. I had always thought that lions in cages were behind them ready to eat me if I talked during the movie. I was fairly imaginative as a kid.
When I was small, I used to be dragged along with my parents to see and Orchestra play classical music. If you've ever seen a really "passionate" musician, you'll know that sometimes they'll make some strange faces while they play. I thought this meant that playing the violin or whatever hurt, and I wondered why no one went up to help hold up the violin because it was so heavy, and they had to hold it up for so long.
When I was just about two or three years old, at restaurants I would always want to get down on the floor, but my parents told me that the floor was hot and I would burn my feet.
I believed that all the McDonalds characters lived and worked at McDonalds. I thought birdie and hamburgler ducked behind the counter handing the cashiers the ketchup packets. Then Ronald was in the back with the purple guy telling all the workers what to do.
When I was little, if we drove past a carnival I would always beg to go on the rides. My parents told me that it wasn't open...that they were just testing the lights. :(
when i was young i once took a trip to disneyworld with my family. when we went on "its a small word" i thought that the singing was the people on the boat singing. i sat next to my dad, who always sings along to everything, so hearing him sing along comfirmed my belief. i though i would get in trouble if i didnt sing so i tried my best, but really messed it up cuz i didnt know the words. i seriously thought the secerity was going to come after me.
every sunday we would go get McDonalds after church. I though the mcnuggets would get sad if i didn't pick them, but then if I picked them too much then the burger would get sad.
seriously, i made my mom remember so i would always go every-other
my dad was a member of the lions club (a community servive group) and whenever he went to a meeting i thought him and a bunch of other dads were all in a big circus style ring with whips training lions. i told lots of other kids because i thought he was very brave.
As a small child, I was told of the guards with the furry hats standing in front of Buckingham Palace. I also learned that people from around the world would wait around to see the 'changing of the guards'. For the longest time, I pictured this as footmen bringing the guards fresh uniforms so they could strip down to their boxers and put on clean clothes.
You know those British soldiers with the red coats and big fuzzy hats who have to stand perfectly still? I used to believe that if they moved while on duty, the Queen would chop their heads off.
I used to belive that if you didn't step off of an escalator carefully, the teeth would grab your foot and pull you down inside it.