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When I was 7, our family was riding home from a trip. It was nighttime I was awake keeping my dad company and I noticed that the car lights would go dim and bright. I asked my dad how that happened. He told me that there was a button on the bottom of his left foot that he pressed down on the floorboard when he wanted to change the lights. The next night when mom and dad were watching TV in bed, I asked my dad to let me see his foot so I could find that button and had wondered when that button would grow on my left foot.
When I was younger I heard my parents talking about our car and they said that the engine was doing backflips, and that it wouldn't turn over. For years I believed that the engine was actually doing Backflips and that it was supposed to turn over. I now know I was wrong(:
I used to think the blinker on a car told you where to go. I never knew how it magically knew where you wanted to go.
When I was a kid I used to think the "carpool lane" was an actual pool cars went swimming in
Up until I was about 10, in my mom's car as she was backing up out of our driveway, I never noticed she used the handle to put the car in reverse. I always thought the car knew what she was thinking, and she would think "go backwards" and the car would.
When I was about 4 I heard my mom make the comment, "well I guess that they ran out of blinker fluid". It wasn't until I got my driver's permit that I realized that there was no such thing as blinker fluid.
I used to believe that when the cruise control was on, that it controlled the steering wheel and not the speed.
I used to believe that the potholes in the road could just be flipped over and flattened out so that they could be fixed. Little did I know that road workers actually filled the potholes in.
I used to think that if the colour of a car was gold, it meant the owners must be really rich. After all, they had managed to make a car out of gold. Now, I know its just tacky.
I used to believe that petrol was something you bought in jars and looked similar to mayonnaise, and that everyone had a large stash of these jars in the boot of their car.
When I was younger my parents had a Ford station wagon and I thought that all cars were Fords.
I told my four-year-old son to stay away from the street or a car might come and run over him. He asked, "How will the car know I'm in the street?"
When I was little I thought if you opened up the doors in car while on the highway they would act like wings and the car would start flying.
I believed that when we were in the car driving that the car just sat there while the Earth rotated making the tires turn.
When I was a kid my mom used to tell us "You need to buckle up in case we have an accident" I used to think that if we didn't buckle up it would -cause- the car to have an accident and I would start screaming whenever the car started moving before I got my belt on.
I used to believe all taxis were cop cars. I would flip out everytime I saw one, "Mom, Dad look, There's another cop car! They always laughed about it and they still tease me today!
I was riding with my dad in his truck when I was 4. We hit a pothole and he exclaimed "You could lose a tire in that!"
I spent quite a few years terrified that potholes were very deep holes that our tires might just fall into.
I used to believe that cars were propelled by their exhaust like some kind of rocket.
My grandfather told me that pulling on the lumbar hook in the car would blow it up. I believed that for a really, really long time.
i used to think that to drive somewhere you had to remember how and when to turn the steering wheel at exactly the right points, as if there were no roads. So i remember when my mum would be driving to places i would think i would start learning how to get to whereever we were going and think
''ok so it turns right a bit, then left a lot, then nothing for a while'' e.t.c... hahahahaha