When I was young, about 4 years old, someone told me that the Earth rotates. I was constantly frustrated because it seemed that I never could get up early enough to find the front yard out of the back window.

When I grew up, I realized that that perception was really my conception of my home as my world, rather than everything around me being my world.

Also, I had an irrational fear of Caution Wet Floor signs. This was because it had that silhouetted picture of a man falling on his bottom. I knew that if I were to walk on that floor, I too would definitely fall down and get hurt. And that it was a very bad thing. I would throw a fit every time I saw one and would rather go home than into a store with one of those signs.