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I used to believe that you chose what ethnicity you wanted to be when you grew up. I'm white, and when I was little I wanted to grow up to be Asian. I was really disappointed when I found out I'd always be a white girl!
For a while I thought a homeless person was just someone whose house had burned down, but they still looked like everyone else and, like, wore a business suit and went to work every day. I was really scared our house would burn down and we would have to be homeless forever, even though my dad was rich. (I never made the connection that we could probably just buy another house, or at least go live with someone we knew.)
When I was little I used to believe that when I turned 16 I'd have red curly hair, green sparkly eyes, a hot boyfriend and a red convertible. (I read a lot of Nancy Drew). When I turned 16, I was strangely disappointed to find that my brown hair hadn't changed over night, my dream car was a no show and my Prince Charming hadn't shown up at my all girls boarding school. Growing up sucks.
I used to believe that drag queens were actually queens, princesses, countesses, or any royalty that would be dragged across the ground under the cars at drag races, and they queen dragged the farthest would win. I would always wonder why they enjoyed this, or why there were so much of them. I found out when I was 14, during a class presentation!
I used to think "an armed person" meant a person without any arms. I grew up during the Vietnam War and so there was a lot of news about "armed camps." I imagined children with hooks standing around the campfire and playing games. (Naturally, crime reports on the news about "armed robbers" and gave me equally vivid mental pictures.
My little cousin once told me "You are going to marry soon!". When I asked why, he replied with "Because your boobs have grown!"
There's old pictures all over my grandparents house. One day my little sister asked "when Grandpa was little was he in black & white?"
I used to believe the world used to be black and white and everything in the world was painted because when I was little my grandpa told me the hardest part of life a long time ago was watching stop lights going from gray to gray
when I was a kid, I found a scale in my leg. I thought I am turning into a mermaid, thought about it for a while then I scratched it off. After that i regretted what I did and always thought, "I would've been a mermaid right now If i didn't scratch off that scale" turns out it was just dry skin.
I used to believe that a strip club meant that you took your own clothing off
i used to beleive everyone took their heads off when i turned away from them.
when i was small a girl in my nusrey told me i looked like her barbee doll (still dont c the resemblence) n i was thrilled 4 the next few yrs i told ppl i was going to be a barbie doll wen i grew up then some1 told me barbee had a boyfrend (boys were grose bak then) so i decided to join the circus insted
my grandpa was slightly overweight. I asked why he was so round. His reply was that he was preganant. I then waited 5 years for his baby and talkign to it whenever I saw him. It seemed logical since I knew about male seahorses.
When I was a kid and my mom would tell me "don't talk to strangers..",I never really knew what a "stranger" was. To me, 'strangers' were tall, skinny men wearing capes, with giant needles on their head...who would stab you to death, with these needles, if you talked to them.
I remember watching the Michael Jackson music video at the beginning of Free Willy. I was convinced that it was a girl singing and when my mom told me it was actually a man I thought she was crazy.
My grandma told me if i stared in the mirror for too long the devil would come out and slap me. I had to sleep with a blanket over my dresser's mirror for year before i realized it wasn't true.
I used to believe that black people were black because they'd been left in the oven, by God, longer than white people. I also believed that as a result, if you licked them they'd taste burnt!
At a young age I couldn't imagine how people without glasses could marry the ones wearing them.
When my mother came home from work (in the 1950,s) she used to talk about all the 'coloured' people who were coming from the Caribbean to work at her place. I thought she meant they were red, green, purple, blue etc. and was dying to meet these people who were all the colours of the rainbow. Fortunately today there is no confusion.
I used to believe that there were monkeys on earth before us. Than they began to work with their hands so they transformed to humans. And if i be lazy, i would become a monkey again. I used to check if i had any hair on my body.