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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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When I was little, I was at a photography studio with my parents. I saw a sign that said something like, "Order today and get 12 free wallets!" I didn't understand that "wallets" were a type of photo and I spent the rest of the visit wondering what anyone would do with 12 wallets. I figured you could give them away to family and friends...

Erika
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I used to think that if you didnt jump onto the first step of an escalator and off the last on then you would be sucked in. And if your shoe lace got stuck it would sucku you in and flatted you in shreds.

Amanda
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I used to believe that cashiers kept the money they get into their cash registers. I then always wondered why they wouldn't advertise or try to get you to come to them so they can get more money...

Stella
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I used to believe that if I stayed on the escelator too long, if I didn't step off before the last stair disappeared, that I would disappear as well...wooh! I had a lot of anxiety at the mall.

Christina Hickel
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From those Florida orange juice TV commercials, I used to believe that when you went to the supermarket for orange juice, you could reach through into an orange grove and a farmer would hand you a freshly-filled carton.

Anon
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