When I was younger, there were a few things I believed regarding the Rules & Laws we were told.
I’m not even sure HOW this one came up in class. It was kindergarden (preschool), and we we’re all told, ‘NO STANDING ON YOUR DESK’.
Simple enough, it’s just not safe I suppose. And being a young law abiding kid, I followed this rule to a tee.
SO, when my TEACHER of all people was standing on a desk to fix a light bulb or something, I brought the law down on her SO fast, with all the fury of a 5 year old, yelling “HEY! GET OFF THE DESK!”
I got in trouble… I suppose classroom rules don’t apply to teachers. (didn’t even appreciate I was trying to save her life… whatever)
We all saw the ads on tv. MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) showing the outcome of drinking and driving. It was pretty much a catch phrase of it’s time. “Don’t drink and drive.”
So WHEN we went to a McDonalds Drive-through, and my dad had the AUDACITY to sip his Cocacola, WHILE driving…
I was shocked.
Sure, I could call-out my teacher for breaking the law, by my own flesh and blood father?
I didn’t speak a word for the rest of the ride. I just wondered how long it would take before the police found us. We we’re outlaws now.
I had no I idea what alcohol actually was as a kid. Though from the cartoons, it did look fun.
So there you have it, fairly logical childhood beliefs on rules and laws.
And if you guys have any misinformed childhood Rules and Laws beliefs, I’d like to hear them in the comments below.