I used to think "public convenience" meant a convenience store!
I used to think that in public toilets, the cleaning lady actually lived in the supply cupboard.
I was 6 and bored while taking a bubble bath when I discovered to my amazement that the back lid on the toilet tank could come off. I thought I had discovered a secret compartment that nobody else in the world knew about, and I proceeded to put all my bath toys into the tank for safekeeping. Needless to say, my father wasn't as enthusiastic about my secret toy chest discovery when I told him about it.
My first rememberable experiences with urinals began at school, and those were the long metal ones designed for multiple people to use at once.
So when we went out for dinner one night, I went to the toilet, and for the first time I remember, I saw individual ceramic urinals, never seeing these before, I assumed these 'smaller toilets' were for 'babies' and the toilet cubicles/stalls were for grown-ups.
Later in the night I returned to the toilet shocked to see my grown up uncle among other people using the 'baby's toilets', I persuaded my slightly younger cousin, who also had to use the toilet, to use use the 'normal' toilet like a grown-up.
Nowadays - I coincidentally never use urinals, not because I believe they are the 'baby's toilets', but because I much prefer to do my business in privacy - even though I stand up when doing so.
When I was five or six, I used to pee in the drain at school. The reason being that I saw some boys doing it (I'm a girl) and thought it must be allowed. The Finding Nemo line "all drains lead to the ocean" kind of reinforced that belief.
I used to believe that the handicap symbol with the man sitting on the wheelchair was a man sitting on a toilet so I always got confused when I saw the handicap parking areas.
I used to think that if you put a piece of paper or something like that in the toilet, someone else could receive the message when their toilet clogs.. So every time i used to the toilet, i would put a piece of paper with a message so someone can receive my gift.
However my mother was not the happiest person in the world when she found crumpled and wet papers in the toilet while unclogging it.
i used to think that toilets were alive and would die if you never fed them
i fed them toilet paper pee and poo i once told my mom to feed the toilet before we left the house she had no clue .
I used to believe that for pee, I had to press my bellybutton.
I used to believe when you went to the bathroom in a plane it would drop out the bottom and land on the ground. I also believed that was what the sucking sound was when you flushed it.
When I was younger I was convinced there were flies under the toilet seat and I pretty much refused to the toilet!!!!!
When I was younger I used to think snakes would hide in the plumbing of our toilet. So every time I sat on the toilet I would pause every 5 seconds to make sure that a snake wasn't about to bite me!
I used to believe, when I was a child, that the reason you couldn't eat on the toilet was because your body couldn't handle food going in as 'food' was coming out.
I was always told not to flush the toilet when someone was in the shower. I thought it was because the toilet water came out of the shower. I cried so hard when my mum flushed the toilet while I was showering!
my friend told me that there was a lady who lived in the back of the toilet and the sound that came when you flush was actually a warning that she was coming and you had 5 sec. to leave before she ate you.
I used to be so afraid of going to the bathroom because I thought a boa constrictor somehow got into our pipes and would come out of the toilet.
The handicap sign is always seen in public restrooms so I automatically thought it was a guy sitting on a toilet. It always confused the hell out of me when i saw them on parking spaces.
when I was little, I thought the big stalls were for royalty and celebrities, when they visited
When I was little, my sister convinced me and my brother that when you flush the toilet, the "stuff" being flushed went through an underground tunnel to the mailbox, and that the mailman picked it up and brought it somewhere.
When I was in preschool I was afraid to go to the bathroom by myself. Finally, one day my preschool teacher told me that Jesus was with me everywhere I went. So every time I went to the bathroom, I would open the stall next to mine to let Jesus go to the bathroom too. I always remembered to flush after him too!