I was gonna join the army
Lmao. This reminded me: for short period of time as a kid, when I saw flat maps of the earth, I thought “Yeah I know those continents, but what’s on the other side of the earth?” and I used to think the other half of the earth was undiscovered territory. It didn’t take long for me to have the embarrassing realization, and thankfully I never asked the question aloud...I thought the U.S. was the only landmass on Earth and that North and South was just an endless ocean, I'm not sure how I reconciled this with knowing places like China and Africa existed.
I forget where I saw it when I was young, but I saw a jar or tube of some sort of cream that I swear had a recommendation to use it for retirement parties. Young me couldn't understand what made this cream so special it could only be used upon retirement.I used to think that retiring always meant quitting your job and living in an elderly home for the rest of your life. I thought it was pretty weird whenever I'd hear about a young person retiring from their job or something.
Sometimes, that worked, and sometimes that didn't. Here's a story about the latter:When really young, I thought floppy disks had to stay in the disk drive to run what's on them, sort of like a movie. (In reality, you can eject the disk once the data is loaded into the RAM.)
Pretty sure that I thought something similar, that they were more of a subculture (like hippies) composed of fortune tellers and others, rather than an actual people group. Public school didn't help, of course...I thought gypsies were just whites who didn't wash. It didn't make me hate them though, I thought: Well, maybe they can't do it or have a good reason, we shouldn't hate them because of that. Maybe their moms never made them wash like mine did.