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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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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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When I was little my big sister told me to say hi and be nice to the mannequins at the mall because they were people too!

Judy
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When I was a kid, my dad told me that if I didn't jump off of the escalator at the right moment, it would suck me in and kill me.

Kelly
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I used to believe that employees in stores like Wal Mart actually lived there, sleeping in the camping section and kindly sharing all their stuff with shoppers.

BTG
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I lived in NYC, and I would walk around a lot with my mother. Unfortunately, I didn't understand the concept of, "blocks." I believed that she was referring to individual concrete blocks in the pavement. A five block distance meant that every five sidewalk tiles, I would look up and ask my mother, "Are we there yet?" Eventually I decided she was a liar, and stopped asking.

Will Bator
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When I was a kid, I used to think there was some way to read the barcodes and figure out how much stuff at the store cost

Anon
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I thought a store called a "sundry" was a place where you could buy sun-dried items like raisins.

Aretia
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I used to believe that coconuts would fall off of trees in the Pacific Islands, then float all the way to our shores, where there were workers who go around all the beaches picking up all the coconuts, who then gave them to supermarkets.

Captain Raison
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I used to believe that drug stores sold both legal AND illegal drugs. I always wondered why they never got shut down by the police.

Shaina
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When I was little I used to think that the reason why my mom wouldn't allow me to go on the coin-op rides at the super market was because they needed $100 to work. I later realized there was a decimal place between the 1 and the first zero, changing that number to a mere dollar.

Zack
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When I was little I used to think that the reason why my mom wouldn't allow me to go on the coin-op rides at the super market was because they needed $100 to work. I later realized there was a decimal place between the 1 and the first zero, changing that number to a mere dollar.

Zack
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Using an elevator as a kid (with my Mom) I was convinced that the elevator itself was not moving, but very fast-working people actually changed the scenery around the elevator; so when the door opened again we'd be in the same place only it had been quickly rearranged.

Barney
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When I was little I thought that whenever you got off of an escalator at the mall you had to pull the black rubber hand rail along so that it kept running for other people and the people behind you wouldn't get stuck in the middle of the escalator. I thought it was so rude when someone would get off without pulling the rail to keep it going for everyone else.

Allison
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My mom told me when I was very young that you had to have a drivers license to push the cart at the grocery store (she thought it was annoying when people let their kids do it). I believed her until I was probably 11 or 12. Whenever we saw a kid pushing the cart I would want to find a store employee to inform them that a customer was breaking the rules.

Anon
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