Post # 31
I used to think there was water under the balls in the ball pit at chucky cheese. I would never go in because I didn’t know how to swim and was scared I would drown.
I also used to think that LMNO in the alphabet was one word. Ellemeno.
Post # 32
s2bmrscook: HA! This is great.
I thought that “rum and coke” was “Roman coke” – and always wondered what made it Roman.
I also thought that if you went into surgery and the doctors “put you to sleep” that you would die (like putting a dog or cat “to sleep”).
Post # 33
Oh, my step dad also told us kids that drinking Gaterade would “put hair on your chest” so I didn’t drink it. Ever.
Post # 34
stephanie091512: OMG OMG OMG!! I always thought the same thing!! Sometimes I still catch myself saying shaving!!
Post # 35
I thought when you turned off the TV, the show would pause and always got mad because I thought someone secretly restarted my show so I missed the end.
I thought Smokey the Bear was specifically saying only I could prevent forest fires and I cried because that was too much responsibility for me at that age
Post # 36
Lol- these are funny! Here are some I can remember
1- I swore I’d never get a yellow car because then bees would always chase me.
2- I didn’t understand that you had to have money in the bank. I thought you had money because you had a checkbook. My mom would say ” I don’t have money for that” and I would reply “just write a check”
Post # 37
I thought than when Macho man randy savage or hulk hogan or whatever wrestler was on tv was yelling like “I’m gonna take you dowwwnnnn on Saturday” or whatever, he was talking to ME PERSONALLY and I was terrified.
Post # 38
I thought the 100 Grand candy bar really cost that much. So I never picked one when my mom let me choose a treat. I was really impressed with the neighbor kid gave them out as party favors.
I thought snapdragons were carnivorous plants that caught and ate bugs. Because of the name and how the flowers sort of look like little faces with mouths.
Post # 39
I went to a private elementary school so none of my classmates lived in my neighborhood. Almost all of them lived in the northern part of the city plus I only saw them on the weekdays wearing our school uniforms. Thoughts would sometime enter my head what if their looks somehow transform to something else on nights and weekends? Basically, I thought it’s possible that how I see them at school is not the real them. I know it’s a weird thought.
Belive it or not, I used to think people did not see any colors before the 1960’s. Because of the black & white photos and tv shows/movies before that. I thought people’s visions just evolved to seeing colors after that (starting around the hippie era).
And everytime there was a comedy show on tv (Full House, Saved by the Bell, Family Matter’s, etc), the live studio audience laughs you heard through your tv were from everyone watching that show at that moment from their homes and somehow the sound is just picked up by all tv’s. Can you tell I watch a lot of tv ever since I was little? HAHAHA
Post # 40
I thought all cats were girls and all dogs were boys lol.
Post # 41
SoonAsYouCan: I used to think that braces were jewelry for your teeth and I always wanted some tooth jewelry too… Until I got them.
my husband used to think that the car blinker told the driver where to go, rather than the driver intentionally turning on the blinker. He would get in the car and tell it where he was going so that the car would know when to blink.
Post # 42
bananastand: I LIVED for the free week of Disney channel and begged my parents for it evrytime!
Post # 43
I thought that weather was super area specific. Like if it was raining at my house I thought it would be sunny in the city to my left and could be snowing in the city to my right. I was pretty shocked when I realized a weather system could cover states at a time lol
Post # 44
MechEBee: oh my gosh! I used to think that LMNO was Elmo, like from Sesame Street!
Post # 45
I hated veggies and fish but they always told me if I ate them I’d have long and beautiful hair so I ate a LOT of vegetables and even more fish. Well my hair didn’t grow all that long or gorgeous but it just so happened to coincide with puberty and I started growing hair all sorts of OTHER places and I freaked out about it and boycotted both until I was nearly grown. It never even occurred to me that EVERYONE ELSE had hair there too until I stumbled across a Penthouse magazine.