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Around christmas time at the age of eight or nine, I was in the mall with my parents and my sister. I asked what day it was and my sister replied that it was saturday. I said, but yesterday was saturday and she told me that there is a special time of year when the day repeats itself. I believed this for quite some time.
I used to belive that everyone got made at the same time and that we all had unigue ages and that we would stay the same age for eternity.
I didn't used to understand that time moves the same for everyone (well, assuming we are all traveling at the same speed under the same gravitational forces). I assumed that it was only a matter of time until I was as old as the older kids in the neighborhood.
I used to believe that there was a blank day (a day of just blue skies and fluffy white clouds) between years, after December 31st and before January 1st.
When i was little, my dad told me that the time when the sun is setting was called "Eggbert time". I went over to a friends house the next day, and i told her i had to leave because it was Eggbert time. I still remember that she gave me the strangest look...
good times, good times
As I was getting more mature, I started getting allowance for my chores. I was saving up because at my age there wasn't much I wanted to buy.
I was also discovering the concept of time. I was determined to know what time bed time was, and when I had to wake up and so on. I constantly asked my father what time it was so I could memorize such things.
After finding out how much allowance I had saved up, he told me,
"It's time for you to get a watch!"
everytime I asked for the time. I figured that it was an actual time of day and told everyone else the same until I actually bought a watch.
I used to believe that there were two or three days in between each month...a couple of days that had no dates, if you will.
I used to think that the snooze button on a Radio Alarm clock could hold time in one position so you could sleep on and still not be late. I have discovered this not to be true many times since those far off days!
My mother would used Sani'FLush granules which fizzed a lot to clean the toilet bowl - to keep us from using the toilet til it was clean she told me that if you sat down on the potty and granules were in it, if you urinated it would burn your bottom! Kept me from interfering....
I used to believe that, when I grew up, I would get to be older than my big sister.
This seemed logical at the time, since for every pair of male/female people I knew, the male was the eldest: my dad was older than my mum, my friend Ben was older than his sister, and... well, that was about it, actually. but to my mind, this meant that sooner or later I'd be older than my sister.
Once, when she was picking on me, I told her, "just you wait 'til I'm older than you!". She's still two years older than me, though, so we're still waiting.
At one point growing up, I became convinvced that the world would end on February 29, 1997. I have no idea how I came by this belief, but there it was: it didn't matter what I did, what I achieved, or how I lived my life, because come February 29, 1997, the whole world would blow up and utterly extinguish all life on earth.
I believed this until one day, when I realized that 1997 wasn't going to be a leap year...
I used to believe that "Bank Holidays" were called Bank Holidays because we could all have a day off and go to the river bank - i didn't realise that it was because the Banks were actually closed.
I used to believe that the tap water at basins in public toilets and at schools was somehow derived or tainted from the urine.
I used to believe that if I looked at the clock and it was exactly midnight, I had to stare at it until it changed to 12:01 or else something terrible would happen.
My mom often told me that we would do something in a specific way because "it was better in the long run." Because we always did things that were "better in the long run", I thought we were constantly in the mode of preparing for this "Long Run", the way a runner prepares for a race, and that at some unidentified point in the near future, life as we knew it would cease and we would find ourselves at the start of a foot race, with a huge banner at the starting line that said "The Long Run". But I could never quite reconcile how doing the specific "better" action would prepare us for this really long run as these "better" actions were never running related.
I used to believe that the future (robots, flying cars, plastic clothes) was in 1992. I guy told me so when I was young. Perhaps he said so because something hot would come out in 1992.
I really though we would be in the future in 1992.
A neighbor kid told me that if a person ever slept for 24 hours they would die. I think that's why I have to have a clock right beside my bed so I can see the time as soon as I wake up.
I used to believe that the sun shone brighter on a Sunday! Sunday in all languages is named after the Sun!!!
i used to think that every place in the world had a different time to the exact minute. like if you were 10 miles east of someone you would be ahead by like one minute.
I used to think that people who were born in a leap year only had a birthday each 4 years. So when I was 6 my baby cousin sure enough was born on Feb. 29 1996 and to this day he is only 3 years old to me.