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When I was little I thought that the street lights went out after everyone went to bed.
When I was young, I was quite confused about the purpose of elevators. I understood what they did, but I was always confused by the signs instructing you "in case of fire, do not use elevator". I always thought that meant that in case there was ever a fire, you should never use the elevators. So I wondered, why did they even bother to put them in?
Where I live there is this dancing place called The Flamingo. One time when we were going to the store near it there was this sign that said "No Parking for Flamingo Customers" however because of how the letters were spaced my brother thought it said "No Parking for Flaming o customers" and asked my mom "What is the "Flaming O" some kind of barbeque place"? My mom was really confused till he pointed out the sign and then she almost died laughing!
when I was little I asked my mother howcome streetlamps turned themselves on at night. She told me there was a little man inside each lamp, that could tell when it got dark and cold, so he turned the light on himself to keep him warm.
When i was out and about, this is up until recently aswell, I used to see written everywhere "post no bills". I used to think that this meant never to post electricity or gas bills. I was always angry at my mum when she posted the bills off. I could never understand why she hadnt seen the notices. I felt pretty stupid when i learnt that it actually means not to stick up posters.
A very young child i was convinced if you stepped on a crack in the footpath you would blow up!!! In fact it is probably my earliest memory....
The silly thing is that now at 25 i still dont step on cracks - just habit now i guess.
I used to believe that telephone poles grew out of the ground.
I used to believe that the lollipop lady gave out free lollipops (didn't we all?!) and every morning I'd walk straight up to her, put on my sweetest smile and try to look cute and innocent. As you've probably guessed, I was very offended when she gave me no lollipop.Huff!! (',')
I used to believe that you were supposed to ride your bike in between the double yellow lines in the middle of the road. It seemed like just the perfect size for a bike tire, even though I had never seen anyone riding there. For some reason I never actually rode there, even though I felt I should be.
on the way to my grandmothers house, there was a road running along a graveyard, and there were two huge speed humps which were painted in black and white checkers.
When i was about 5 i used to think that the big speed humps were chessboards and the graveyard was were all the pieces were.
Until the age of about 10 I honestly believed that the double yellow lines on British roads were what cyclists had to ride in between!
I remember being in the car when it was beginning to get dark and seeing the street lights turn on one by one. I thought that there was a massive room full of thousands of computers, one for each lamp and there was a man who had to switch them on individually. When I was about 7, we watched a 'Come Outside' video at school which explained that therre are sensors which can tell if iut is dark and switch them on. I couldn't wait to get out of school that day to tell my mum the 'truth'!
When I was young, I thought that the hills in the road were caused by all the wrecked cars over the years being stacked underneath the road.
I used to think that if you walked down a dead end street you would die.
My dad told us that the white dots in the middle of the road to help keep you in your lane were really turtles.
I believed that the gap between the double yellow lines in the road was a special lane for motorcycles.
when i was little i used to think that the cats eyes in the rad were actually real cats eyes!Anad that the cats were stuck to the road poking their eyes through , and people used to come and feed the cats once i a while!
I used to think that the handy-cap parking spaces in parking lots were for reserved for people who were only going into the building to use the bathroom, since the pictures looked like someone sitting on a toilet. I figured that the parking spaces were so close the the doors so that people could get to the bathroom faster.
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
When I was a toddler, I remember a TV information film about road safety which was about the Green Cross Code man, who magically appeared to help you cross the road safely. At first I thought he actually existed and he would appear if you tried to cross the road carelessly. But I soon realised that the Green Cross Coad was Stop, Look, Listen and Think.