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I used to believe that when the clocks changed and people said we'd lose an hour or gain an hour, we lost or gained that hour every night at midnight.
Also, when people said their watch was fast, I thought it meant that the hands went round faster than normal.
I didn't know what months on a calendar were yet, so I used to believe that summer vacations from school was one full year. I thought that turning from 2nd to 3rd grade was the same as turning 6 years old to 7 years old. So I believed that summer vacations were 1 year long.
On 1992-93 new year's eve, I thought everyone in the world would turn 93 years old at midnight, so then I cried because I thought people used to die at 100 years old.
I used to think that there were only two times it could be in an hour. For example if it was in the 4:00 hour it could only be 4:00 or 4:30.
I used to believe that on day light savings time we would gain one hour of sleep every night up until the spring when we would lose one hour every night.
I used to believe a second lasted longer than a minute When I was youger, my mom would always answer "just a second" or "one sec" when I called her or asked her for something. Her using the word "second" that way led me to believe that a second lasted the time it took for my mom to help me or listen to me (usualy 5 to 10 minutes). You can imagine how confused I was when a freind of mine told me there were 60 seconds in a minute. I firmly stood my ground and our argument only ended when I asked my parents how long a second was.
As a result of hearing the song "I Love Paris," I used to think that spring, summer, fall and winter were "moments."
i once got confused between 'months'and 'years'. i thought the latter was shorter than the former. Dunno why i never considered y ppl only celebrate when they turn a year and not a month older.
When I was in kindergarten and we were learning about the days of the week, the teacher asked us how many days there were in the week. I said, "Five." I figured that weekends didn't count as part of the WEEK, because they were weekENDS.
When I was about 3 or 4, I didn't know what "yesterday" meant. She when I asked my dad, he said "Tuesday." So, naturally, I thought yesterday was another term for Tuesday.
Later, when my mom told me we were going to the zoo on Tuesday, I got in a heated arguement with her if we were going to go on Tuesday or yesterday.
I used to think that minutes were calculated by counting to that number a certain amount of times. So 5 minutes meant you had to count to 5, five times.
Hey guys! I understand now why we used to believe something that's because at least i did I learned the months from September to august but in the reality the year starts in January and ends in December. That's why
When I was little i thought that seconds were so fast that you couldn't count them.
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'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 child everyone used to talk about the 'good old days' and for years i was convinved that it was an actual period of time
when i was little i didn't realize there was wednesday, so my week went monday,tuesday,thursday,thursday, friday,saturday sunday.
when my dad heard that some one was going to knock him into next week he said something like "but what if i get hungry" or "ill be there all by myself."
i remember asking my mum when my friends would come over and she'd say something like "after lunch" or "after dinner" i thought that meant that if i ate my lunch or dinner at 8am my friends would come straight after
I thought that the world would stop, and we would be faced with 365 day cycles of light and dark, and that then electricians would have half a year to take peoples money and half a year to relax in their yachts.