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Having never had to pay for anything myself, I used to believe that people were just willing to help: doctors, mechanics, tow truck drivers, hair stylists, etc. It wasn't until I was in my teens and working that I realized how much in life is dependent on your ability to pay for it.
I used to believe that when I grew up I would never have to pay for anything with cash...I would just use a check. Writing a check totally took the place of cash.
I used to think (back in the forties) that when my mother used her charge card at the local department store it meant that she didn't have to
pay. When I was very small, I thought that when a gas station attendant washed the windshield that he was putting in the gas.
My father once saw me put a quarter in my mouth, and told me that "I should never do that, because someone might have put it in their ass." For years, when I would see someone limping, or just walking funny, I thought I knew why.
When I was 12 or 13, my parents opened a checking account for me to help me learn about financial responsibility. They told me if I wrote a bad check, the sheriff would come to our house and take me to jail. Of course, the sheriff only arrests habitual bad check writers, but they sort of glazed over that part. When I was 22, I bounced a check, and I told my boyfriend I was terrified to go home because the sheriff might be waiting there to take me to jail. He said, "WHAT?" After I explained, he said, "Well, I hate to tell you this, but Santa Claus isn't real, either."
when i was a child,i used to believe that a "million" is a big bag full of coins
When i was a kid, I used to think that cashcards had money in them...literally. Like they would go in an atm machine, split open and seal back again
When I was small my brother and I were fighting over a single dollar bill my uncle had.
He took it and ripped it in half, then gave 1 half to each of us.
We tried to use it as actual currency/tried to tape it back together...
I used to believe that credit cards had an infinite amount of money on them, because whenever my mom didnít have enough money, she would pull out a credit card. I thought she was such an idiot for not using it all the time.
I used to believe that checks were 'make your own money' paper so you could write down any amount on them and you would have that much money. When I was about 4 I took my mom's checkbook and made each check for a million dollars so I could buy myself everything I wanted.
Needless to say, I freaked out and I thought that we'd be in so much debt because she'd shredded the check after telling me checks took money out of her bank account.
When I was little I thought whenever cashiers gave you your change whenever you bought something, they were actually just giving you free money because they were just so grateful that you bought something from their store!
I used to think that when I would go to the bank that they would put my money in a shoebox in the safe and give me back my money when I came to withdraw. Boy was I upset when they gave me somebody else's money!
when I was a child whenever one of my brothers or I found a coin we had to go and show it to my dad. He told me that if I ever found a coin with the Princesses head on the back I could keep it, and if my brothers found one with the prince or king on the back they could keep it. He naturally got to keep any coin with the Queen's head on the back. I can't believe I fell for that one for so long- I think we ended up giving him a fair bit of money over the years.
i used to think that my dad literally "made money", like he went to a factory and painted it then brought it home
Up until I was around 7 or 8, I believed that one day, without warning, my family would just lose all our money and become homeless. I kept a secret stash of tinfoil and anything spray-painted gold/silver so that we would have something to sell to pay for food, clothes, etc. when this happened. I believed that anything that LOOKED like silver and gold, must be silver and gold, and therefore must be valuable.
I used to belive that at a "hole in the wall" bank there was a woman or man standing behind the wall pushing money through!
I used to believe that ATMs actually printed out the money fresh every time.
i thoguth that atm machines had little men and they take money from my piggy bank and give it to people when they say "BOO"! lolmy mom would allways say "boo" when the money came out.....thanks mommy! lol :P
I used to think that when you get change back at the store, they were actually giving you free money. So I never understood why when we couldnt afford something we couldnt just go buy something to get money
When I was around three years old I accidentally tore a coupon in half. I thought for some reason that I wasted a huge sum of money and started crying and apologizing to my mom. I asked her if she still had enough money to help pay for me to college. When she explained to me what coupons were I felt better.