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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.
I've always pictured time as a circle, like a ferris wheel. the months go clockwise with january at the top, then on lines going from the middle of the circle out to the months there are little dots for the days of the month, and within these dots are pixel-like squares for the hours (hours have always been square) and all of time pictured in years is in the shape of an arch, not a line. i had no idea that this was not a normal view of time until i read a book where one of the characters saw time similarly to me and was told it wasn't normal! but, this view of time is completely normal for a synesthete (no this is not some sci-fi creature, google synesthesia) so i'm not a total weirdo!
I used to beleive that when i left a family members house they froze until i came back to see them... I didn't think different until i was ten lol
When I was a kid, I was confused by Daylight Savings Time and asked my dad why we had to do it. He told me that charcoal companies all got together and made the law so that people would grill out more often in the summertime. I totally bought it, and repeated it to people through my early 20s.
I used to think that the way to count time was to sound it out slowly. e.g. Once my Mum said to wait five minutes so i said f-i-v-e m-i-n-u-t-e-s out loud and really slowly and thought that meant five minutes was up.
Because of this I could never understand how one hour was longer than say twenty minutes because when you say it out loud twent minutes would be longer.
One night I was up late with a friend working on a college level biology project when we got into an arguement about the number of weeks in a year. I almost felt bad for the poor guy, he was SO sure that there were only 48..