Just leave the money and ramble on.
I’ve alway admired the British sense of humor. They are often “cheeky,” even with their commercials. I grew up watching Brit-Coms on PBS and fell in love not only with their accents, but their way of life. Well, maybe not the weird spellings and jellied eel.
The point is everything is so similar to our American way of life, yet so different. And this even applies to fairy tales like the tooth fairy. Why get money when you can get a handwritten letter in exchange for your teeth. It might not buy as much, but it sure is entertaining.
A little history
Back in the day, in some European countries, it was tradition to bury a child’s baby teeth to save the child from hardships in the afterlife.
In England, children were to burn their teeth that fell out, or else they would spend eternity searching for them in the afterlife.
In the Norse culture, children’s teeth were said to bring good luck in battle, so Scandinavian warriors hung the teeth around their necks.
In medieval Europe, it was thought that if a witch were to get hold of one’s teeth, it could lead to them having total power over him or her.
I didn’t grow up in a household where my parents left notes from Santa, The Easter Bunny, or the Tooth Fairy. They just left their treats and moved on. Not that I minded with my greedy little hands.
But for some moms and dads, they leave little encouraging letters for their children. Brit Kellie Dawson let her husband write the letter to their daughter, Scarlett, under the guise of the Tooth Fairy.
Warning! She’s wordy.
You couldn’t wait until I was back from my holidays? There I was, sitting on a beach in Bermuda sipping a very alcoholic (but not too sugary) drink, when I get a text from one of my gumshoes telling me one of your pearly whites has escaped!!
(See what I did there?)
So then I’m on a boat, then a taxis, then a plane, followed by another taxi, a train, a replacement bus service, an uber, a unicycle and a tractor (don’t ask) — all to give you a measly two quid! Normally I make good money on teeth (unless I get done for incisor trading!), but this time I am seriously out of pocket.”