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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!

hehehehe

Erica
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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?"

Anon
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When I was told about a wok shop, not knowing the word 'wok', I thought it was actually a 'walk' shop and sold shoes.

Wok
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When i was a child, i thought a flea market was where you bought fleas.

Vanessa
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I thought that if you didn't jump over the top of the escalator, you'd be sucked inside and would never get out. I blame my dad for this one, cuz he told my brothers and I this little story about a child who stayed on the escalator and got sucked inside and if we heard knocking sounds while on the escalator, that was the kid trying to escape. It gave me the shivers and after hearing that, I always jumped the last few steps.

Derpy
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I believed that if an item on the shelf didn't have a price tag, it was actually free, due to the carelessness of the employees. I couldn't understand why my mom didn't want all the free stuff I found on the shelves.

Tim
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I used to belive that there were tiny people in vending machines that gave you your food.

Meah
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When I was about 8 I really wanted a Game Boy but I couldn't afford one. At the time, Walmart was using the slogan "Lower prices everyday" and I took the slogan literally: I thought that every day they would lower the price on every item by a few pennies. So I thought that if I waited long enough, the Game Boy would cost only a few dollars and I could afford it easily!

Luke
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When I was little, Whenever we went to the mall, and went into one of the stores, I would stand up on the displays and stay very still, thinking I would blend in with the Mannequins!

Eeveelover8632
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I thought change was the store's way of saying thank you.

Madeline
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I used to believe that it was illegal to leave a store without buying anything. Maybe I asked my mom if we could go to a certain store once and she said no because there wasn't anything we needed from there.

flarn2006
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I thought the store Cost Plus was called that because everything cost more there and wondered why anyone would go there

Nate
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For most of my childhood I thought the tiles on the grocery store floor were magic that only affected kids. There were big sections of white and big sections of pink, and I thought stepping on the white would make me weaker, and staying on the pink would keep me strong. Along the edge of shelves there was a strip of dark pink that I thought stepping on would keep me extra strong. Eventually it was replaced with a grey line that I thought stepping on would make me extra weak. I also thought the line was made grey just to make it more challenging for me because I was getting older and better at it.

GazBevMOO
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I used to believe that if I touched things at the department store, there was a person at the store who would come cut off your ears. My Grandpa is responsible for this belief!

Marcia
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top belief!

I use to believe that a stripmall was a place where people could shop naked

Anon
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When I was 6, my mom used to send me to the butcher’s in the neighborhood to fetch the meat or mince she ordered. The butcher would just give me the packed meat with a big smile on his face, and he never asked for money. When I was with friends, I kept on bragging about getting meat for free, until I figured that my dad were paying him monthly!

Janan
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When I was younger up until was about 9 I thought mannequins were real people who did that for a living. I was even terrified to walk by the ones at walmart afraid they would jump down from the stand and grab me.

Shontel
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When i was younger, i thought everybody in the store had to go through the check out line even if they werent buying anything. I came up with this because i never bought anything but i had to wait for my mom so i figured it was a rule :)

Jenny
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When I was little, my 2 older sisters told me that if I didn't make my exit off an escalator fast enough, the rotating belt would grab my shoelaces and suck me under. They said it happened to a little boy and so even I know it's not true, I always make sure I get off the escalator early enough to not get sucked in

Anon
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My father used to tell me that the mannequins in the mall were aliens, and if touched would shock me. I, until i was 12, was terrified.

Madi
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