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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.
I used to believe that there were people inside a vending machine that made the snacks.
I used to think that they only sold car boots at boot fairs!
Up until I was about 8, I used to think that EVERYTHING had feelings in some way or another. When we used to go clothes shopping, I would say that I liked the most hideous outfits when my ma or sister said they were ugly, because I thought the clothes would be upset.
I also did this with products in chain stores, thinking that the sales clerks would be offended if I didn't like something they were selling, not realising that they were just working there to pay the bills!
I used to believe that the shoe repair chain Mr Minit was in fact called Mr Mint, and if we went there often enough they'd give me a mint one day.
i used to think that if you don't step off the escalator when toy get to the top that you would get sucked down underground and your clothes would be left behind and that for the rest of your life you would live in an underground nudist colony!
Our local shopping centre is built on an old quarry, so the underground car park has sheer rock walls. My nan used to tell me to stay close to her or the dragon that lived down there would 'get' me. As I had a habit of not staying with my mum and nan, this kept me very close to them whenever I was at this shopping centre. I believed this tale for a very, very long time. I enjoyed passing the tale on to my little brother ten years later.