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I used to believe that you should never take candy from a stranger, because there could be fire inside the candy! Uh-oh!
I used to believe that people that are mascots or in big animal suits were serial killers
I used to beleive the law "Don't drink and drive" meant i couldn't drink ANYTHING in the car. So i would always duck when i saw a police car.
When I was younger, every night I would make my mum check under my bed , behind my door, behind the curtains,in the wardrobe and anywhere I could think of! This was because I was terrified that a murderer/kidnapper/burgalar was hidden trying to get me once my mum had gone! I used to sit in my bed for at least 30 minutes, because i thought that once I had done that the murderer/kidnapper/burgalar would have given up and gone to get some other child!
I used to think that rape was when a person taped sand paper all over their body and rubbed their body against the victims body until their skin got ripped off.
I used to think that signs that said "shoplifters will be prosecuted" meant that shoplifters would be executed! And no, I grew up in the USA, not Saudi Arabia where this belief would have made sense! And, no, this belief oddly did not stop me from taking little candies from the brac's pick a mix at the grocery store:)
when i was little kid when i went to bed at night i would completely cover my body with my stuffed animals because i thought that if a burgler came to my house and he tried to stab me, he would just stab my stuffed animal. yikess! i guess i watched the news too much as a child.
I overheard a conversation while at primary school in which a boy told that people could get locked up for being too rich. As I was only around the age of 6, I believed this for a few years.
When the news were talking about death or jail sentences, I thought that they were writing complete sentences about jail and death.
When I was around 5 years old, my mom told me it was against the law for a girl and boy who weren't married to sleep in the same bed. About a year later, I was at my grandma's house, and my cousin (a boy) was spending the night too. We were only 6 and 7, and we were really close, and talked a lot, so my grandma decided to put us in the same bedroom. I threw a fit and said that i would go to jail for the rest of my life.
When I was little I thought drinking and driving was drinking anything and driving. So I always yelled at my dad for drinking coffee on the way to daycare in the morning.
I never had my bed under a window as a kid, because I thought that a burglar would break into the house by diving headfirst through the window, showering me with broken glass. As if that would be the best, stealthiest way for an intruder to invade a suburban household.
When I was little my brother told me if you didnt wear your halmet when riding a bike you would go to kid jail amd stay there forever.....
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.
I used to think being engaged meant being in jail. I have no idea how I came to that conclusion.
My mother has this friend whose last name is Stalker, so when I heard people talking about stalkers, I thought they meant my mom's friend and people related to her.
when i was little, i believed that there was a theft living permanently in our garage. i was always the first person awake in the morning and i would go eat breakfast or watch cartoons all alone while my parents were still sleeping upstairs. and i had that funny rule that if i lighted an odd number of lights, the theft couldn't get out but if i lighted an even number by mistake, he would come out of the garage and kill me.
even now, when i go in the garage, once my business there is done, when i close the light, i immediatly close the door and run upstairs.
I used to believe that burglars came into our house every night to kill us, and the only thing that protected me from them was pulling the covers all the way over my head. This used to get very hot, so I decided that they could not kill me if just my head was showing.
I was in a grocery store when i saw a lady 'steal' a grape. i was in a policeman stage that every boy goes through and i had these little plastic handcuffs. I took them and i said 'lady, you're under arrest.' She started to quickly walk away and i started screaming, 'theif!' the whole store was looking at her and me. In the car my mom took away my handcuffs and told me that i should never do that again. I was very upset that i couldn't save the world.
I used to think that adultery was illegal (because it was one of the commandments). One day I found out that my next door neighbours had moved because she had had an affair. I discovered that it wasn't illegal when I asked my sister if she would come with me to visit our neighbour in jail.