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Whenever my family took car trips when I was young, I believed that instead of the car moving, the world would move for us instead...
I was a very egocentric child.
i used to belive that the 'to let' signs on houses used to say 'toilet' and that ppl were letting ppl use the toilets in there houses.
when i was 4 my father told me that automatic doors didn't open without first chanting 'open please, magic doors' a beleif which i embarassingly held until i was at least 10!
When I was six I saw the sign at the gas station and it had a picture of a key with an x through it(telling you to turn off your engine) and I thought it looked like a lollypop, and I wouldnt eat lollypops because I would get arrested.
Anyone else think that Emergency Exits were special exits for some celebrity called 'Emer Gency' to use?
I once believed that if you stepped in wet cement that you had to take off your shoes and socks and put your barefeet on a warm surface
Whenever we went walking, my mom would tell my sisters and me to "criss-cross" which meant "hold hands with her and hurry up and cross the street before we got hit by a car and smashed flat like a sail-frog." I always did because I'd seen flat frogs by the side of the road that you could sail like a frisby!
When I was a kid, I used to believe that after I crossed a street, I had to hurry past a certain point on the sidewalk (like the next crack or a mailbox) before I heard a car pass behind me on the street, else the speeding car would chop off my foot at the ankle.
When I was little my mom convinced me that little people worked under the road and they change the lightbulbs in the reflectors that look like lights. She said that they live under bridges. I was so scared of going under any type of bridge(over too).
I used to think that when I stepped on one of those lawns with a sign on it (because it had been sprayed for bugs, but i didn't know), i'd be poisoned.
Well when I was a little kid, the coin slot on a parking meter looked like the one on a slot machone to me. So I thought that people putting money in a slot machine were playing for time, never knowing how much time each coin would buy them.
When I was a child, my mother told me that beehives grew in fire hydrants. She said this because she knew I was afraid of bees, and she didn't want me to climb and play on the fire hydrant in front of my grandfather's house.
Needless to say, I grew up afraid of fire hydrants. I would walk down the street, see a fire hydrant, and cross the street to avoid passing it.
I believed this until I was in high school. Then one day I asked myself, "Haaayyy..... did you actually ever SEE any fire hydrants with beehives in them???" Duuuhhh.......
When I confronted my mother and asked her why she lied to me, she had long forgotten the incident and had no idea what I was talking about!
I went to day camp and we had a view of our state's capital including the bulding in which my father worked. So I thought that if I could see his building then he could see me.
The "wrong way" signs on highways and roads always puzzled me when I was young. I did not understand how someone would know whether or not we were in fact going the wrong way to get to where we were going.
One trip I finally spoke up from the back seat and asked my mom how someone knew or thought that we were going the wrong way to get to grammys house. She just laughed and explained to me what they meant.
I still get a kick out of them when I see them.
i used to believe that if i stepped on a crack on the pavement a giant or monster would come up to get me
when i was little, i used to think they had a big chair to stand on to put the lights on bridges
When I was around 3 years old, I moved to a new house. I didn't realize that the people in the house we were buying had put their house up for sale, so I thought you could just go to any house you wanted and buy it. I thought we were kicking the people who lived there before us out... and for a long time after I was worried someone would just come up out of the blue and kick us out because they wanted our house.
When I was about 4, I saw someone riding a bike and I thought his legs would get tangled up so I was afraid to try it until I was 7.
in my neighborhood there was a road called Pain lane. i avoided that street as much as possible, every one that i knew that went down that street hurt themselfs some how. in fact one day i thought it was stupid that i even had this superstition so i went down there, i almost broke my foot on that road that day.
I used to believe that a big monster would come round the corner and eat me if i stood on the cracks in the pavement