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When I was little, I thought that people paid their employers to let them work. When my mom told me that people got paid to work, I was shocked.
Also, one time I asked my mom why anyone would shop at Fashion Bug because Fashion Bug plus had better cloths, hence the word "Plus."
I used to believe that there were lil people in vending machiens for the cokes and there were levels. the top level was the smart mini people who handeled the money and giving you change and all that. And then they would call the bottom level and tell them what the person wanted and they all wore there lil tool belts and construction hats and overalls and everything. and they would push the coke into the big hole thingy. and that is how the vending machines for cokes are.
when i was little, my mum told me that if i didnt jump at the top or bottom of an escalator i would gte sucked underneath. Even to this day i get off with a slight skip, just in case.
If things were out of place in the grocery store (i.e. candy in the pasta isle, etc) I thought it was free. I ended up taking a few things home.
When I was little we did a project in school about Van Gogh . I used to think that the van rental place was actually a shop owned by a man who was called Van Rental.
I used to think that in adressing room, if you push annd/or touch the doorstopper ont he wall, you will go bouncing off the walls and never stop. I touched one once when i was a kid my accedent and started crying, thats when my mom broke the news to me.
When i was really little, i thought that pharmacy was a shop where you could buy animals, like pigs and cows.
When my mom took my sister and me to the mall, I would stay clear away from the fountain that was by the food court. My sister had told me that if I got too close and didn't throw money in, the troll that lived in there would get me. I was always scared for those people who sat by the edge of the water and didn't do anything. It seemed like a death wish to me.
When I was little, I was afraid to change in dressing rooms with mirrors because I believed that there was cameras behind the mirrors taping me
OK, this isn't a belief, but my brother told me he saw a store with a big sign tht said "Tobacco Pizza" and next to it was a sign that said "Out of Buisness".......
I used to think that F.A.O. Schwarz toy store was a hands-on children's museum. My mom told me that so I wouldn't ask her if I could get a toy.
when i was little there was a little snack shop called grandma's watering hole. i had never heard of it before until one day after i came home from a friend's house my sister told me she went to "grandma's watering hole" ... i thought that my grandma had a watering hole in her back yard! i could imagine it~ i saw it as a really pretty fountain/ well thingy in the woods with deer and stuff drinking out of it ^o^
I used to believe that buying something "on the black market" meant you had to walk down a scary, dark, corridor, to find what you were looking for...in the dark. I pictured disfigured vendors, trying to sell you all manner of weird things that weren't available anywhere else.
When I was probably around 2 (unfortunately this is one of my first memories) I was in a video rental store and I strayed from my father and into the adult section. It was curtained off. I remember standing in there looking at all the jacket covers, and thinking to myself that behind every curtain there were pictures of naked people. Everywhere I went after that, I'd peel back curtains to check for the creepy naked people... dad told me you weren't supposed to be naked, so I wanted to tell on them!
I used to think that there were two worlds, and that both were exactly the same. The reason was because when we went shopping we would go to the shopping entre, enter through one door on the ground floor, then go out of another on the first floor. Wasnt until I was older I realised they were just built on hills.
One of my earliest shopping trips with my mother, I noticed that she had to pay more than she'd expected and needed to look into her handbag for change. When I asked why, she said she had to pay for the tax. So when we got home, I dumped out the bag looking for the "tacks." I told mom that we didn't get them!
i come from a small little town where we don't have supermarkets , just little vending stands so when i heard we were going to the super market for the first time i was shoked, i though a super market was for super heroes (i.e super man) so i though wow im finally going to meey a real hero!!!
you can imagine my disapiontment
I used to think that the flea market was a place where you can by fleas. I imagined jars swarming with fleas and I wondered why anyone would want them.
When I was little, I believed that the grocery store was just a gigantic pantry that you went to get things to fill your house pantry with. I didn't realize that my parents paid for the stuff, so on one of the trips to the store, I took a candy bar and began to eat it.....Boy did I get in trouble!
I used to think that the WH Smiths bookstores were pronounced 'Wuh Huh Smith'. To this day, I still get teased about it.