When I was a little girl, I looked up to my brother Mark, very much. I adored him and I followed him everywhere I could. Mark was a naughty boy with a sometimes crooked and wry smile - sometimes getting bored with life and testing people to see how they reacted.
I was an easy target for him because I was three years younger than him. But for many years I trusted him wholly. Yes, he got me to lick a 9-volt battery and be his little errand girl. But he didn't always use his power for evil and not good - once when I wanted to run away from home he convinced me -by knowing my weakness (my fear the Police)- not to do it. He told me that it was illegal to run away from home and I would be arrested when they found me. I did not want anything to do with the Police so I reluctantly came back home. This all happened one afternoon and I didn't get farther than a few feet on the other side of our fence, I doubt my parents even knew about it.
But the stupidest thing I even believed was when he told me that if I touched both prongs of the plug when putting it into the wall socket, I could jump the length of the pool table. Why golly that pool table was like six feet!! I could jump six feeeeeetttt?? That's crazy, right?
But I did it. I willingly stuck my fingers on the plug and stuck it in the wall.
I jumped. But not the length of the pool table.
I didn't believe him so easily after that.
What's the stupidest thing you ever believed?