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When I was 6 or 7 me and my Best Friend Alexis Acord spent the night @ each others house every other week. We used to think that every time a white van drove by, someone got kiddnapped!!!
Up until recently I thought that arson was a flammable chemical, like gasoline, that criminals used to start fires.
I used to think that rape was when you took off someone's clothes, but usually only the shirt and shoes. How wrong I was.
This one was not believed by me, but by my brother.
When he was in elementary school, he either believed or had been told that bankers had this red button that they could press if there was a robber. The button would eject their seat and have them fly through the roof. He admitted that flying through the roof would not be so useful- but he still said it was present.
I used to belive that anyone who went in the drive-thru at burger king was a burgler.
I used to think being engaged meant being in jail. I have no idea how I came to that conclusion.
Me and my cousins used to watch Law and Order a lot, and often times people would get convicted for assault and battery. Well, I knew what assault was, and I knew what it meant to be battered, but it never really clicked that "battery" meant the act of battering someone. So I just thought they were talking about batteries, like AA, AAA, and so on.
I'm really glad I never asked anyone about that.
I used to believe that if I slept with my face towards the wall, I would be better able to disguise my terror when the Bad Guy broke into my room. Since he would assume I was still sleeping, he would kill my sister instead of me.
i used to believe that a prostitute was a prisoner.
My sister thought the police would actually come arrest the whole family if we tore the 'do not remove' tags off pillows or matresses. You just DIDN'T DO THAT!
When my friends slept over my house years ago I always made them sleep on the side of the bed closest to the door. This way, when the bad people broke into my house at night and entered my room, they would be closer and, therefore, be murdered instead of me. I never told them this though, of course. They just thought I was picky on which side of my bed I slept on.
When i was younger i used to think that signs on gardens and business' etc saying tresspassers will be prosecuted meant that i would be shot and killed. Completely confusing it with executed. Needless to say i never went "tresspassing" with my friends.
As a kid, I just couldn't get around the idea of good and evil. I often would think to myself, "Why would anybody choose to become a bad guy?" Then I realized that God gave everyone the choice before they were born, and naturally there would be a few who chose to be bad.
That when crooks where caught they were taken to a town or place called "custody".
I used to believe "no fixed address" was a long, long street where all the criminals lived.
I used to believe that getting Raped was when someone took a rake and beat you with it.
I used to believe that when someone was sentenced to life in prison, it meant that they had to do the amount of years that they had already lived. For the longest time I assumed that this meant if they happened to die during that time, they would keep the corpse in the prison until the fiend's sentence was up.
Ok I moved from my home town to a new town when I was 9 years old and into a trailer park and my bedroom was at the back of the house. My window faced this railroad track that was RIGHT outside our home. All day I thought it was kind of cool that I lived right by a train track, but that night I'm watching the news on my tv cause I couldn't find anything else to watch and I saw this news report about a "train man". Who they said jumped off trains and killed someone and jumped back on the train to the next town. I started crying!!! I bawled all night and couldn't sleep cause I was so sure that the train man would come to our house and kill me since I was right by the tracks. Even after they caught him I thought that there were a whole bunch of "train men" and still had a hard time getting to sleep in that trailer till I was atleast 13 years old!!
I used to think that jaywalking meant walking across the street naked.
When I was a kid I used to think that when someone was raped, that meant that they were attacked by someone with a rake.