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when I was little I use to to love bums who played music in the train station for money.I used to ask for money from my mother every time that I saw one. I thought that they might want a sandwich and a house so I would put money into the cups until my mother told at once that they would spend the money on drinks and drugs and then I lost interest in bums.
i believed that a disabled parking spot was for people in wheelchairs to come over in there wheelchairs,park them there then stand up and walk where they wanna go lol :D
When I was little I used to think that statues were actually the bodies of the famous people they depicted, covered in plaster. It seemed pretty normal back then, but now that I think about it, that's kind of creepy.
My mum used to call road humps sleeping policemen when I was younger, and so I thought that when policemen were tired they used to burrow under the road for a little nap. I even used to give the ones on my road special waking up calls, and was very angry with them for not waking up
Many years ago, a young British visitor was asked how he liked his trip to America. He said it was really great but couldn't figure out why so many people were selling their garages.
When I was young my father used to tell me that if I tried hard enough, I could do anything. The guy next door hated children more than anything, and he did yardwork everyday. After hearing what my father told me I went outside and demanded that he gave me chocolate chip cookies. I tried to get him to do this for so long, that he yelled at me and went inside. No wonder he hated kids...
when I was a kid I saw signs occasional on windows of houses that said tolet and couldn't understand why they were advertising they had a toilet.
I used to believe streets that were first names, that's where everybody of that name lived. For example, on James Street, that's where all the James' in my class lived.
When i was little(in the 70s/80s) the rag & bone man used to come around the streets on his cart shouting 'RAGS, BONES' I believed he was collecting corpses. Everytime i heard him outside i'd lock myself in the bathroom.
When I was little, our Chicago address was on North Keystone Avenue. I thought the people across the street lived on South Keystone Avenue.
Every morning at Breakfast mum gave my sisters and I a little taste of history. When I was 6 yo, she was telling us that millions of years ago Dinasaurs roamed the earth. I asked if that was why there were so many cracks in the pavements. As they all laughed I thought it was true and told all my friends whenever we were walking on the pavements. I believed it for years!
I used to think that the signs outside peoples doors that said "No Soliciting" meant the same as "No Socializing," so the people who lived in those houses were mean and didn't want friends.
You know those "Maximum Occupancy ###" signs in buildings? I used to believe that when a building reached it's maximum occupancy, if just one more person stepped inside, the whole building would collapse. For the longest time I would, to my great frustration, try to count the people in any building I went into.
when i was little i used to belive that the queen lived in my towns town hall, i would always look up to the windows and wave to see if she would wave back
I used to believe that if you wanted to move to another house, you had to find someone who would be willing to trade houses with you. And whoever was going to be moving into the better house, would have to give the other homeowner one dollar (I was very young, so I thought one dollar was a LOT of money!).
when I was little, and on road trips. My mom used to say that the telephone poles were full of spaghetti sauce and the wires were spaghetti and the metal can shaped things attached to the top were full of cheese. and when people were hungry and short on cash they could have spaghetti.
My mam used to tell me that the colourful patterns that were left in the middle of the road when it rained was fairies washing (it was actually oil). She said that if we walked over it they would have to wash it again. It wasn't till i got older that i realised it was just coz she didn't want us trailing it in the house.
I used to wonder why signs on buildings said "Off Ice", because there was only ice sometimes during the winter. I thought they were mean for not taking the signs down.
I used to believe that houses walked about at night. When you were asleep your houses walked about and talked to other houses. This is why I thought they had to put nails in floorboards to stop them walking about. I still believe this and I'm now 42.
There was a burn outside of the house I used to live at as a child. Me, and a friend of mine at the time believed that if we dug at the side of the burn, we would find gold, and we spent all of our time digging for gold.
Yes, I had a strange childhood :)