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As a child I would get all worked up when we went to stores because I didn't quite understand the concept of change. For example, if we purchased something for $20 and gave the guy a $100 I would get all upset because we were actually giving the guy more than he needed. I knew we got change back but I guess it never really clicked for me.
For whatever reason, I don't know why, when I was a little girl, maybe four or five, I thought all the handicapped marked parking spaces at the stores were for drunk people. Imagine the look on my parents faces when I announced this in front of some of their friends!! I'm sure they all wondered what my parents did on the weekends!!!
When we would go shopping my mom would tell me that, no we could not buy the candy because it was not "on sale" and I used to get so upset and confused because why would they put the candy or snacks on the shelf if they were not going to sell it to you?!
In our neighborhood supermarket, the register had a computer woman's voice that said the price of the food as it scanned. I believed that there were little women working in the basement of the supermarket speaking into a microphone.
my aunt told me when she was little, when she saw the signs saying "no outlet" meant that the people living in the area had no outlets
my mum always told me that the ice cream mans music meant that he had run out of ice cream..... how mean is that!
when i was about 3 i went shopping for the first time in a supermarket and the shiny floor tiles really freaked me out i thought i was falling down through them and freaked
When i around 5 or 6 and went to the supermarkets with my parents, they used to leave it til the store was shutting before they would finish their shopping. I remember the staff pulling down the roller doors and i used to scream and cry, thinking that we'd be locked inside for the night. I would pull in my mothers arm and try to drag her out the door before the mean staff locked us in!
I used to believe that when you paid tax on a purchase, you paid extra money because you didn't have any tacks to pay, and that the cashier took the money and bought the tacks themselves so they wouldn't get in trouble with the IRS.
When I was maybe 5 I refused to go to the flea market because I thought it was full of fleas that would jump on you. lolll
When me and my mum used to cross at the traffic lights she'd always say 'wait for the green man to come!.'
I always looked up at the sky and thought that some crazy real life green man would come flying down like superman. it was disappointing to eventually find out it was only a light :/
I used to believe that it was the law to hold the railing when you're walking down/up stairs
Up until I was 14, I thought that the store" Car toys" didn't sell car accesories, but that they sold phones, phone accesories, and mp3 players and walkmans. I was shocked to see an ad on tv for "Car Toys" selling tvs for your car and speaker systems for your car.
i used to believe that the no outlet signs meant that noone in that section of the street had electricity
I used to think that strip malls were places men went to shop, so they could buy everything and be entertained by strippers placed randomly throughout the mall.
my mom told me that if i went inside the dresses at the clothing store, the dress would eat me...
When I was smaller (I guess I'm still technically a child) I used to think that stores, especially liquor stores, would buy things at a slightly lesser price than wholesale from companies and that they'd pay the rest through a kind of "tax" when you bought it. I've no idea where this came from, but I remember thinking that it was "So complicated and stupid, so what's the point of having a higher wholesale anyway, what's it for?" Hahaha. It's truly ridiculous...only a left-brained person could think like that as a kid. Also, I don't remember when I realized that this was complete b.s. that I'd sold myself XD
when i was mayeb 5 i used to believe that if i went into clothing store wearing something i had not bought at that store, they would be offended and would yell at me. same thing if i went into a store with toys in it, i always got really nervous when my little brother insisted on bringing a toy into a store with him, i was convinced that we would get in trouble.
needless to say, i really hated shopping with my mum.
when i was a little i used to believe the travel section (the section with all the mini bottles of shampoo and stuff) was the aisle where little people shopped. when i say little people i don't mean dwarfs, i mean miniature grown-ups a little taller than i was. it only made sense that mini people needed mini things. and the reason why i never saw them was because they only shopped at night when everyone else was sleeping, there was a whole different mini world at night. then when i went to bj's for the first time i thought "this must be the place where the really big people shop." i have no idea how old i was when i believed this or when i realized i was terribly mistaken.
When I was little, 3 or so, I used to think the elevator in the department store was somewhere you went while the rearranged everything. I mean you go in the box and come out and everything is different. I never used to get confused if we took the stairs though.