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11. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 11y

That when you really do need them, your (true) friends will actually be there for you - not just when it fits into their schedule.

12. Posted by areinstein (Travel Guru 2788 posts) 11y

When I met my husband while he hardly knew where Peru was (he asked, somewhere in South America right? duh!). Anyway, he was under the irrational belief that we lived on a tree and swang from tree to tree like monkeys to get around and that I probably lived with donkeys, sheep and lots of dogs just like you see on a National Geographic program about the people living in the Andes. Oh yes, for fun we played with sticks and dirt.

I love this one too...do you celebrate Mother's Day in Peru??? Someone asked me that one time...

Or talking about the Brady Bruch someone said to me...now, you dont know what we are talking about right? There is no way you had that in Peru. I said, not only did I watch the Brady Bunch growing up (never my favorite) but I had more channels from worlwide stations that I ever did in the US because of satellite. Gotta laugh now...morons!!

13. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 11y

Quoting Raven

Quoting Joz

That wayyyyyyyyyy deep down inside...ALL people are good.

it would be great if that were true ..

Sucks finding out the hard way...and me being the eternal optimist that I am...I always expect the best from people..yet frequent dissapointment doesn't change that. I will never learn:)

14. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 11y

That the voices I hear in my head are real...

15. Posted by Hien (Moderator 3906 posts) 11y

Quoting areinstein

When I met my husband while he hardly knew where Peru was (he asked, somewhere in South America right? duh!). Anyway, he was under the irrational belief that we lived on a tree and swang from tree to tree like monkeys to get around and that I probably lived with donkeys, sheep and lots of dogs just like you see on a National Geographic program about the people living in the Andes. Oh yes, for fun we played with sticks and dirt. ...

Haha... You're not alone. We've heard many stories about many Americans who didn't know where Malaysia was and had the similar beliefs that we live on a tree, etc. Yeah right, a country with the tallest buildings in the world (tallest at that time, now second to Taiwan's), and its citizens lived on trees.

There was even a Hollywood movie, starred by Michael Douglas, about this. One part of the movie talked about the impossibilities of setting up an electronics production factory in Malaysia because of the extremely poor and dirty condition and the citizens live in huts, etc. They must have forgotten that Intel and Motorola have been here for over 30 years. Oh, well, maybe they're just against us, or our outspoken former Prime Minister at that time.

Cheers,
Hien

16. Posted by Hien (Moderator 3906 posts) 11y

Quoting Hien

... Oh, well, maybe they're just against us, or our outspoken former Prime Minister at that time.

Hmm... would this be considered as irrational belief?

Cheers,
Hien

17. Posted by angela_ (Respected Member 1732 posts) 11y

I have met a lot of people that think that Icelandic people live in igloos and have no electricity. I think someone told me he thought we all travelled on dogsleds and hunted seals and stuff..

By the way, it's not true

18. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 11y

I met an American who thought that every Irish person grew up on a farm

19. Posted by Rraven (Travel Guru 5924 posts) 11y

and that we have leprechauns and talk in limericks all the time while sipping a guinness before going to a barn dance.....

emmmmm!

20. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 11y

I know it's irrational, but I keep thinking that I'm being chased by a coyote and he's trying to blow me up with some Acme TNT!

Sorry, gotta run....