When I was a child people would tell me things that I believed forever.
Atleast until proven otherwise or I became old enough to know they were pulling my leg.
Where did that one originate?
“Pulling My Leg” – a term used when someone is telling you a “story”.
I once knew a man who was deathly afraid of birds. He would hurt himself trying to get away from one. The reason for this is because when he was a child, his mother would lay a feather in a doorway and tell him if he went through the doorway a chicken would get him. He never grew out of it. And he passed away, still afraid of birds.
A friend of mine told a younger friend, that the small cars you see on the road ran with a rubber band. Instead of stopping and filling up with gasoline, they just got out and rewound the rubberband. As if that were possible!
If it were, we could really use it now and say good-bye to the oil companies forever.
My Dad told me if I ate watermelon seeds, a watermelon would grow in my belly. And when I got pregnant with my first child he accused me of eating watermelon seeds.
How about when you lose a tooth? They tell you if you don’t stick your tongue in the hole, you’ll grow a golden tooth. Most of us probably had our tongue in the hole before the tooth came completely out. I know I did, or atleast I tried to. It’s the first thing you do when your tooth comes out.
Were we making sure it really came out?
Or, checking to see if the new one was in its place yet?
I don’t remember.
Now, here is one I’ll bet most of you have never heard!
I was told by several people in my family that there was a spot on my belly button and if I found that spot and I pulled on it, I would unravel myself and fall in a pile on the floor.
I can’t tell you how many hours I spent looking and picking at my belly button. There was a spot I was sure was “the spot”. I would look at it and pick at it to see if it would come loose but I didn’t dare pull on it.
Can you imagine how I would have reacted if I had actually picked it loose?
I would have ran, screaming, to my Dad!!
Take me to the doctor!
Get some glue!
Get a needle and thread!
Just fix it, before I start unravelling!
I now know I won’t unravel, but I still won’t pull on that spot. Cause you just never know whether someone is pulling your leg or not.
And now, people are putting belly button rings there.
Are they crazy?
Well, they better be careful is all I have to say.
Why take the chance! Right?
I am right, aren’t I?
What “stories” were you told as a child?
Has anyone else ever heard the belly button thing?