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I used to think that if you passed by something in a car, you could still see and look at it. This was because when my mom and I would be in the car, and we passed something interesting, she would ask me if I could see it, leading me to the conclusion that everyone was able to still see things that already passed by, like a roll of film. Eventually, I asked my mom to tell me how to do that, and she explained that she only remembered the object, but couldn't see it.
heh. I was so looking foreward to having that ability, too.
When my brother and I were little, my parents were always talking about "watching the ball drop" on New Year's Eve, but we were never physically able to stay up late enough to see it. Until we could, we thought the ball fell from the sky into Time's Square.
I used to think that the 29th of Febuary was the first, and only, day of Farch.
I was waiting for some friends to come over and was getting impatient. I got mad at my brother because he was staring at the clock to make me mad. I thought that time would go slower when you look at the clock.
When i was about 5 or 6 I used to belive that if sb asked me what the time was how would i be able to tell them the time. I was also concerned how to find clothing which were sailored!
When I was about 4, my mother taught me the names of the days of the week, she said "I have an idea, lets call today Tuesday, and tommorow Wednesday, etc". Until I was in 3rd grade, I would argue with kids, claiming that my mother invented the names of the days of the week!
I used to believe that if you wanted to go back to yesterday you would just have to go back to sleep after you woke up and then you'd wake up in yesterday. However, I never got to try this as I was always forced to get up and go to school!
that if you had fun, time would literally pass by faster
I'm grew up in Indiana. Until 2006 - Indiana did not observe daylight savings time. Our time always stayed the same.
Every year, during the summer and at Christmas, we'd visit my grandparents in South Carolina. On some visits, I had to reset my watch, on others I didn't. I always assumed that I remembered incorrectly from the previous visit.
It wasn't until I was in COLLEGE in New Orleans that I discovered the truth about DST. It was my freshman year in the dorm in October 1995. Time to fall back.
Everyone in the dorm kept saying, "Change your clocks." I was like "WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT??" Then they explained DST, and I didn't believe them. I actually had to ask the dorm mother! I really thought they were lying (you can't just CHANGE THE TIME like that!)
The funny thing is, they thought I was lying, too. They made me call my mother. She confirmed Indiana did not do DST.
To this day, I'm 35, I still don't know exactly when you change over (which has caused me problems - sometimes I have to work on Sundays and I have been both early and LATE as a result.) I do know the months, but that's it. No idea of the week.
And let me tell you, it's expected that you DO know. Most people wouldn't notice, but there's not much fanfare about DST at all!!! I guess they figure everyone's done it all their lives - WRONG. When I do actually change my clock on the right date, it's usually because I find out "by accident" (i.e. in casual conversation with someone.)
On a good note, I haven't been that affected by the extension of DST. You don't have to break a habit you never had. And now that the dates have changed, a lot more advertising is done.
when i was a kid i used to believe that there was one week of spring (from spring break), three months of summer (from summer break), One month of winter (from christmas break) and the rest was fall.
i used to believe i would 'catch up' to my big brother one day and we'd be twins.
i thought 'classic' was new and 'modern' was old
For a long time, I thought that you were born either as an adult or child, and you were that way for your entire life. I was so jealous that my parents got to be grown ups while I was stuck as a child.
When I was about 3 or 4, my mother took a trip to the US in summer, and left me at my grandmotherīs for about three and a half weeks. FOr little me, that was a long long time! And I went on to tell everybody years after that that I had lived with my grandma for one year...
i used to believed tat human goes on forever. I got real panic when i realised that humans actually die. then a bright idea came to me and i felt calm. i thought to myself " when i grow to age of say 65 or so i shall annouce to the world that i can make us all revert to a younger age by reversing our watches and clocks synchronically!."
When I first heard of the "fourth dimension" and knew it had some connection to time(I was maybe six or seven), I thought of it as an actual underground realm inhabited by dinosaurs and historical figures.
Up until I was ten I believed that Yesterday was a day of the week
I used to believe that my entire life was a dream and I would wake up as a baby in another, completely different life.
I still sometimes wonder when I'm going to wake up, this dream has being going on for a good few years!!!
When I was little I was amazed when I saw adverts for the 60 minutes program. I used to think to myself "Wow! They must have to read the news really fast to only fit it in 60 minutes"
I used to believe that, rather than time zones, the time just changed gradually. So if it was 5:00 where you were, it might be 5:15 50km away.