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Whenever we drove past the Jack Astor's, I always read the writing under the logo as "Boy & Girl." I thought that maybe Jack was the boy and Astor was the girl and they founded the restaurant together. I never really questioned why Astor was a strange name. A couple of years later, after finding out I was near-sighted and had gotten glasses, we came across the sign again. I could now see that the sign read:
"Bar & Grill"
When I was 5, our small town brought in a new PizzaHut to modernize the place. I had never heard of it before, but after I ate there I told all my friends and family about this amazing 'Pizza Hot' restaurant. My parents kept telling me it was in fact called 'PizzaHut', not 'Pizza Hot'. I always got mad at them because it only made sense that pizza was served 'hot'. It didn't make any sense the other way. Whenever we'd eat there I would silently stew about how my parents didn't know anything about pizza. I was convinced that I must be smarter than them.
It was only until after I learned to spell that year that I found out otherwise.
Years ago at Disney World they had the ride 20,000 leagues under the sea. I believed that the octupus that was surrounding the sub was real. I only went on that one time! I was so tramatized to think that my parents would risk danger like that!!!!!!
When I was a kid, about 5 years old, my dad and older brother thought it was funny to tell me that oil pumpers (the kind you see in Texas and Oklahoma) were actually monsters that pumped oil from the ground. Because they make this funny "heart beat" noise when they pump, I was deathly afraid of them, and would hide whenever we drove by.
My mom got mad at my dad about it, and so my dad and my brother thought they could cure me by driving right up next to one and parking there for a bit. They were rolling laughing at how much I was screaming and crying, which made me so mad that I forgot about the pumper! To this day, it still freaks me out to hear that sound (or the sound of a heart-beat).
When I was a kid of about 6 n half years old I used to believe that the Guards at the Tombs and Mausolem were made of Plastic
I believed it untill i touched them and Checked them till the guard smiled at me
when you heard news reports about holiday makers cuaght in traffic or flocking to a certain resort, I used to think they were a group of people who actually made the holidays for you to go on. I used to think it was nice they the tv people kept you up to date with what they were doing.
Whenever my family went to restaurants, I always saw my dad put his credit card with the bill and watched the waitress take it away. By the time it came back I must have never been paying attention, because for the longest time I thought they had to mail the card back to my dad before he could use it again, and that my parents were just slow to leave the restaurant.
I used to believe everything my older brother told me. Our pop used to take us with him when he bought his lottery tickets because we liked to look at the old coke cans in the shop window. When i would ask where we were going my brother would tell me we're going to the pub. So i naturally thought the pub was a place where you buy lottery tickets and look at cans. Imagine my teachers surprise when she asked what our favourite thing to do was and i replied "going to the pub with pop and looking at all the old cans"
I used to get nosebleeds a lot as a kid. When I was around 12, I was looking for concert tickets for my favorite band. Another fan said the only seats left were in the nosebleed section. I thought, "Perfect! They have a section to accomadate people who get nosebleeds!" I thought they would have people with plenty of tissues for us, and everyone in the section would be sitting there bleeding freely, enjoying the show, and talking about ways to stop nosebleeds. Yeah. I learned the sad truth a couple of years later.
i used to think that u know those doors that open automatically (sp?) well i used to think that they only opened if i blew them a kiss like i was there queen and that they where magic doors
When I was little we used to go to Florida every summer...Ever since I can remember..One summer when we were there..I was about 5...My parents started talking to this lady and she looked at me and said..."Your very lucky to get to come to Disney world so young...It took me 40 years to get here!" And I just look at her and said.."Why, what did you do? Walk here?" Needless to say my parents were laughing really hard and I still get pick on about that one, 13 years later!
I used to think the 10 gallon hat that is the sign for Arby's Restraunt was a big fish, and I couldn't figure out why they sold roast beef sandwiches and not fish sandwiches.
Every 2 years our family drives out to Yakima, Washingon for our family reunion. We always passed those bales of hay wrapped in white plastic. My grandma told us that it was the marshmallow field. For years I wondered why the marshmallow package didn't say "Grown in Yakima"
I always wanted to go to Disney World when I was a kid - and I was so sure this road right up the street from me was the way to Disney World. When we finally ended up going to Disney World, of course, I couldn't figure out why we didn't take that road, and why it took so long to get there... (I live in Ohio!)
i used to believe that when you were riding on an escalator that if you didnt get off in time you would go through the little cracks, go around a belt, back up to the top and have to ride back down in hopes of not getting stuck in the vicious cycle again.
I always thought that when I went to the dentist the chain holding the towel around my neck fastened me to the chair. I somehow never thought about the fact that I had to lean forward to spit and wouldn't be able to if I was chained to the headrest!
In some restaurants, the waiter takes your order, puts his piece of paper in a little lift and it goes up or down to the kitchen where they cook it and then put it in the same lift for the waiter to take out and bring to you. I used to think the lift read what was on that piece of paper and, as if by magic, turned it into the food you had ordered.
When I was three and went to Sea World for the first time, I wasn't going to see Baby Shamu. I was going to see "Baby Shampoo!"
In the 1960's the greater Seattle-Tacoma, Washington state area had many farms. As a youngster I liked to look at the old styled buildings, silos, gardens, animals, etc. However, many of the barns (the gambrel roof styled kind) had their glass windows placed at an angle. Instead of square shaped windows, they looked like diamond shaped windows, (with a cross in the middle of the glass). To me this looked wrong and paranormal. I would have nightmares about being trapped in these barns with the diamond windows and they would collapse around me, or some such frightening scenario. Today when an occasional diamond windowed barn is spotted, (usually in disrepair) I actually get somewhat nervous and there is no way I would ever go inside of one!!
i used to believe that disney world was in the sky