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I was driving earlier this evening, saw a sign and thought of it. Is there anything you thought or believed as a child, that you look back at today and laugh?


When I was a little kid, I knew what these signs meant.



They were always right in front of stores, right by the door. Being the smart child that I was, I deduced this was where you parked if you just had to go in and use the bathroom. Big Grin

I mean, why else would there be a picture of a guy sitting on a toilet? Smile


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lol- that's pretty funny.

I remember being very young, probably 3 or 4, and walking into the kitchen where my mom was preparing dinner. She was frying chicken, but she was also preparing a yellow squash dish as well. I remember seeing these laying on the counter while the chicken was frying...



and deciding that they were pre-cooked chicken legs.



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When I was young I thought the red lights on the transmission tower was Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer!
 
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In elementary school I didn't know you learned things and studied. I thought you either knew it or you didn't. I didn't understand how people knew things like multiplication tables. I thought I was dumb since I didn't know everything they did. Their parents must have talked to them or something. Maybe they were first born.
 
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Listening to the radio to me all songs were music - “Winston tastes good, boom, boom, like a cigarette should”. “Chock Full of Nuts is that heavenly coffee, heavenly coffee, most heavenly coffee money can buy”. It took me a little while to separate songs from advertising.
 
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When I was younger than 8 (we moved) there was a window in the bathroom that made a street light look like a TV rendition UFO circa 1965. The window was textured not frosted. I finally figured it out on my own but until I did it scared the crap out of me.
 
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When I was young, my brother once told me the gasometers along I-44 heading into St. Louis held Coca-cola. When they were low, it meant they were running short on Coke this year. The whole family played into it for years until someone straightened me out.

This is what a gasometer looks like. They were removed a decade or so ago.

 
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I couldn't figure out what this sign meant. There was no internet and I didn't want to ask someone, so I looked everywhere, dictionaries, encyclopedias. When I got my booklet to study for my driver's permit I saw the section on signs.

D'oh!



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Sales Tax.

Virginia didn't have a sales tax when I was growing up, I remember going to NC and buying a model airplane at a shopping center and handing the clerk my $2.

She told me it was $2.05 or whatever . "Duh" , I asked her what was the extra 5c for...sales tax.

Which I had no clue the meaning of.

Thank you , that kind man that overheard me talking with the clerk, and gave me the nickel

All the way home, I was twisting my mind wondering why there was a tax on selling something.


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I thought lesbians were just folks from Lesbia. Not joking here.


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Thanks to a somewhat mischievous older female cousin, I was convinced that the windmills on the farms in Kansas were big fans to keep the cows cool.
 
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As a kid my Mom had special Napkins in a hall closet. I knew we used cloth napkins when we had Holiday family dinners and used the good china. I could not figure out what purpose these could serve. She did explain the enema bag though that was in the same hall closet.
 
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I couldn't figure out what this sign meant. There was no internet and I didn't want to ask someone, so I looked everywhere, dictionaries, encyclopedias. When I got my booklet to study for my driver's permit I saw the section on signs.



It is short for pedophile, BTW.
 
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we had a thread on this quite a while back, but I got the lyrics wrong on many rock songs, like "Taking care of sisters", instead of "taking care of business" by Bachman turner overdrive.




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I thought salt and pepper were opposites of each other; if you had too much salt, just add some pepper to neutralize out the salt and vice versa.







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I couldn't figure out why anyone would sell their garage.......and how does one get the new garage home?



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Well, I guess this will make me sound like an idjit, but... Big Grin

I recall that I became confused and somehow I got the idea in my head that everybody's birthday was on January 1st. Everyone has a birthday every year, and every January 1st, it's a new year, ergo...

Told ya Big Grin

Oh, and when I was about 6 or 7 I asked my mother where babies came from. I knew that women became pregnant, but I didn't understand the process. My mother gave what I think was an appropriate answer for a child of that age. She said that when a man and woman meet and fall in love, they get married. Once they're married, the woman becomes pregnant and nine months later, voila!
So, I thought about this for a time and concluded that there was some automatic process that took place in a woman's body that caused her to become pregnant- asexual reproduction. OK, got it. A few days later, I'm with my mom standing in line at a grocery store checkout and I turned around to see this gal, ready to give birth at any moment- full term. I thought to myself "Hey, she fell in love and got married!", so I waggled my finger at her and said "I know what you've been doing!"

Big Grin

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Now that IS funny. Ha !




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It really is, and my mom never knew that I knew, but that night, I overheard her tell that story to my dad and both of them laughed. Big Grin
 
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Wagging your finger...that cracked me up.

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