Sunday, March 22, 2009

Stranger Things Have Happened, But Not That Night.


A really strange thing happened to me at work the other night:

One of my customers, with his little girl, was just leaving, when at the last moment, she took a tooth out of her mouth and set it down on the counter. Her father was oblivious to this, he was already turned towards the door to leave. So off they went, and I was left with a personal present. I was a little wigged out by this, I can tell you. So I called over to a co-worker, lovely girl, and told her what happened. She said "maybe she thought you were the tooth-fairy". It is true that I am well known for stalking the little kids with candy, and some of them can spot me from a mile away now. And come to think of it, the entire time this little girl was smiling at me as if she was expecting something. My youngest daughter said "she was smiling because she knew what she was doing and you didn't". So, I'm thinking, which movie am I in, the Stephen King movie or the Walt Disney movie? And I had a tooth that I didn't know what to do with. So, I put it in a little dish, just in case her parents called for it. At the end of the night, it was time to throw the tooth away, and I felt really bad about that. I felt like I was throwing her wish away. What if she did think I was the tooth-fairy?

15 comments:

Dominica said...

OMG !
I would SO take this opportunity !!
keep on to her tooth - have a little present in a little tiny beautiful bag and keep it on you ....Who knows, she might come back and THEN you strike !`Give her this little present bag and she will believe in the tooth-fairy for the rest of her life ! This will be a story she will even tell her grandchildren...you will live on like "FOREVER" !!

Children can be great, no ?
=^.^=

diane said...

Dominica: Ah, I guess I'm in the Disney movie. Thanks for clarifying that.

miriam said...

sooo cute!
i agree with dominica. take the opportunity and act Disney. i wish i was that little girl now.

WendyB said...

Extract her DNA and clone her. Just because.

Girl Interrupted said...

Aw, such a sweet story! I hope she comes back

diane said...

WendyB: I think I love you. I'm now running over to your site to see what you posted today.

Miriam and Girl Interrupted: Get mad.

WendyB said...

I love you too, but I'd love you even more if you had a little-girl clone army.

Vic said...

But you threw the tooth away, right? If you're the tooth fairy, that's the way it's supposed to go anyway. You'll have to put actual money in the bag to maintain the TF thing.
She liked you!

diane said...

WendyB: Time for plan B.

Vic: I did indeed throw the tooth away, consumed by "little mind corporate job fear" and afraid of breaking a health law. I was actually thinking of suing the little girl for pain & suffering, since I've been so conflicted over this.

dk;dc said...

Oh..I love Dominica's take on it..but I have to say I'd be much more like you and ditch the tooth..just because.

I have a grand mother who kept her wisdom teeth in a jar..that was scary!

Thanks for the note....

Its blowing like a hurricane here! & I'm in the middle of the heartland. People north of us are working on the red river hoping to stay out of a flood. Here a balmy 60 this morning..but it will change..which means hail..later this eveing..and maybe snow by the end of the week.

diane said...

Cait: Jeez, your weather is a lot scarier than the "Children of the Corn" girl (that's what I've decided to call her). I hope you live in a solid house.

Vintage Tea said...

Aw sweet story!

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x

diane said...

Vintage Tea: I went to your page, it's fabulous! Wish I could leave a comment on it, but it's got one of those verification processes that keeps losing my comment. (sorry, I'm verification box challenged)

Sister Wolf said...

You threw the tooth away?!?

You may need some kind of voodou spell to correct this mishap....I'll look into it for you!

diane said...

Sister Wolf: I'm confused, don't we need the tooth for the spell to work?