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I always believed that the ladder on top of large RVs etc,led to a mini pool because the ladders look alot alike. To this day I still look twice.
Growing up we had an inground pool in the back yard. It was wonderful during the hot missouri summers to just lay on a raft and float around for an hour or so. When I was young I was terrified of getting in the pool. I would float but I hated to get off the raft because I was scarred something would come up from the bottom of the pool(which is where a pipe sucked water and pumped it through to keep it circulating. It was terrifying. I would see dirt stirring around on the bottom and thought that something like a monster would form out of the dirt. It was really silly...but I still don't like to go in the deep end by myself-I'm 22. :-)
i used to think that marlins (the kind of fish) lived in pools! i didn't want to go into a pool once because i thought a marlin would come and spear me with his long spear nose! ouch! lol
My parents covered our above ground pool with black plastic every Winter. To keep us away from the pool they told us there was a monster in the pool and I believed it for years until I finally started wondering where did the monster go in the summer?
i used to believe that a carpool wasa car with a pool inside. Everyday i would tell my dad,"when i grow up im going to buy a carpool"
There used to be a swimming pool dealership near our town. They had a few pre-formed pools sitting on their lot. When I was 4, I thought those were bathtubs for giants. When I started reading, and could read the sign, I was very disappointed to learn that they were just pools!
When I was too old to know better, I believed that there were swimming pools on top of RV's because of the ladder on the back - hey, it looked like a pool ladder!
As a kid I would always see those campers that had a ladder that ran up the back to the top and I thought it had a pool up there.
When i was about 5 years old i believed that the chlorr people puttin pools was medicine so 1 day i asked my mum" mummy, when are u going 2 put medicine and a plaster on the pool??" Then my parents laughed their head off before they told me that they use chlorr to keep the pool clean!!
I remember when I was about four or five, my mother used to take me to the local swimming pool back home in Finland, and the swimming pool floor had black and white tiles. I thought the black tiles were whales and if I stepped on one of them they'd eat me!
i remember an episode of Are You Afraid of the Dark where there was this nasty hairy slimey monster in a pool that drowned people, and from the time i saw it til i was about 13 i would never go to the middle of a pool no matter how deep it was for any reason. not even with a group of people.
I used to think that there was a saltwater crocodile in my pool...i'd still go into it though...just not the deep end.
When I was little, I wouldn't swim in the deep end of the pool because I thought there were sharks at the bottom. I still don't swim in the deep part. I think I've been watching too much Jaws.
When I was 5, I got a birthday card that had picture riddles. One of them featured a kiddie pool on top of a car. For several years I thought a "carpool" was literally a car that had a little pool, and I wondered why no one we knew had one...
When my friend was seven she was involved in the Swim Team. While at a meet, she got tired and had to stand up in the pool for a second, which resulted in a disqualification. When they told her she was "DQ'd", she thought it meant she got a free ice cream at Dairy Queen. Thw whole drive home, she looked out for Dairy Queen signs so she could go get her free ice cream.
I would not swim near a pool drain. If I did a shark would burst through the drain and eat me. Didn't matter if it was a big drain with a grate over it or a tub sized drain.
When I was little I was afraid of pools and hot tubs and baths and sinks and things like that, mainly because they all had a little drainy thing that I thought would suck things under. Now it is 7 years later and the other night I remembered my fear - on the night my friend invited me and some other friends over to go in her hot tub. I was skeptic, but right when we got there, she said (without knowing my fear) "Oh, watch out for the drain in the bottom, a few people have gotten their feet sucked in it."
I stayed in the corner of the hot tub the whole night and am afraid of them again!
when I was 4, my friend had a pool in her backyard. one day I really wanted to go for a swim, so I asked her if we could swim in her pool. she replied that a monster lived in it and that if we went in it would drag us in and eat us. I stayed away from her pool from that day and was afraid of swimming for a while after that.
Before swimming lessons, my mom would always tell me to finish eating ALL of my lunch, and that if I didn't...in the water, I'd sink - because I didn't have enough food in me.
I honestly believed this till about grade 7...in what turned out to be an embarassing conversation with friends.
I rember one time when i was six.I was at the swimming pool with my dad and he sai that while i was wimming i went so fast all you could see was the blue of my swim suit