Since I will be in Spain tomorrow, I thought to use this pubfact:
"There are no tooth fairies in Spain. Instead, there is a tooth mouse named Ratoncito Pérez."
Soooooo, the question is then: Do YOU believe in the tooth fairy? Alternatively, how many drinks before you DO believe in the tooth fairy?
Too early for even a virtual beer, so I'll have a huge mug of milky builder's tea with no sugar, please.
I was brought up with the Tooth Fairy, but South Africa has a tooth mouse. Whichever it is, I see no reason not to believe in any generous being that
gives you things for otherwise worthless items.
Acting as this creature's general factotum is a trickier matter. When my daughter got to the age where she was about to start losing teeth, I at least had the good sense to convene consensus between the Tooth Fairy's/Mouse's other deputies and we mothers agreed on a union rate of compensation (R5).
On a recent trip to Europe, Xandra had a very wobbly tooth, and I took the opportunity to teach her about the power of exchange rates. I told her that she could have five of the currency of whatever country we happened to be in at the time that she lost the tooth - so R5 in South Africa, 5 Euros in Germany and France, and 5 pounds in the UK. Boy, she caught on quickly that the value proposition was most favourable in the UK, and spent a huge amount of time in London trying to wiggle the thing loose. Sadly, she didn't quite manage it, so we're back to local rates, which are only about 8% of what she'd have collected in London! Such are the perils of exchange rates ...
It's Friday the 13th. I'll believe in anything today.
Enjoy the sunshine; we will carry on with the rain!
Where in Spain?
hahaha, smart way to teach about exchange rates!
Geoff, hope you get to have a nice sail-trip to the Channel islands!
Redang, I have no idea from what part of Spain this comes. I thought all of Spain? Oh well, it's just a pubfact lol
We have that mouse in this part of Spain...and I tought it was all over the country. And I always tought it was a bit weird, a mouse entering at home to get your teeth and give you money?
I just want some watter...yesterday we met our "crazy" bulgarian friend after some months, and after several real beers, he found his favourite brand of whisky from his younghood years...we HAD to taste it, off course. So the morning seems LOOOOOONG for me today.
Please share your pubfacts with low voice, don´t use capital letters. Thanks.
Poor German kids, we have neither fairies nor mice nor any other creatures that have any interest in their loose teeth.
I'm afraid we have fog here Miguel, so I will be sounding the fog-horn in a moment. Better cover your ears lol
... except dentists, Kathrin? Disappointingly lacking on the cute and cuddly factor, with the added downside that you have to pay THEM (rather than vice versa)!
When my eldest grandson lost his first tooth he did not want the tooth fairy to come and get it and leave him money.He really wanted his dad to drill a hole in it so he could wear it around his neck (like a sharks tooth).He 'hated' the tooth fairy for ages and oh boy!!!when he found out the truth was he p!ssed off with his dad.He is 22years old now.
I believe in the magic of a good red,thanks mate.
Happy holiday in Spain and watch out for the tooth mouse (how cute is that!)
Ah, but you do have the Rattenfänger in Germany!
"He really wanted his dad to drill a hole in it so he could wear it around his neck (like a sharks tooth)"
I would have liked that too!! I can understand him being upset.
No DAvid, please not horns today...pleeease. We have no frog in Spain. I wish you a great holidays in my country.
Right-o, we have an obligation to be protective of our fellow members' 'delicate' state of health. conditions. In view of your self inflicted state I'll even refrain from using exclamation marks, Miguel.
What you have is known as a 'babelaas' here, although I don't imagine that this will be of too much comfort to you at the moment. Doesn't matter what you call it - you still end up feeling shocking.
"He really wanted his dad to drill a hole in it so he could wear it around his neck (like a sharks tooth)" That is cool! I would have liked it too.
Please, David, no horn today. I am not in the mood. Are you sure the fog is "thick" enough? Just thinking about those horns, hurts!! Enjoy your holidays in Spain...no fog expected in the next months!
magic of a good red
now there is magic I believe in too!!
Thank you very much Catherine, I apreciatte it very much. "'babelaas'" are not good, no matter how you call them! lol.
NOw it is time for my real coffe break at the office...see you soon.
Mouse it is in Italy too, at least in Veneto.... I believe cecause until about 30 years ago or so there was more rats than fairies in this part of the world as people were mostly peasants and with not much in their pocket...
I had breakfast three hours ago, at 6am... I would get a second one right now YAAAAAWWWNNNN.... maybe a coffee will do..
Gosh... when will I learn to read my writing.... it was because not cecause... sorry
Ok, no fog horn. The boats have gps anyway these days lol
I see there will be 39°C in Marbella tomorrow, so I'm lucky there is an ice cold Estrella awaiting me in the fridge. there is also a cold bottle of Sangria for mrs. daarth
was because not cecause
A natural thing early in the morning! Here, have a double espresso
haha! I like the sound of 'cecause' especially said with a french or italian accent and gestures.
See what good red wine does lol!!!
Cold beer and some sangria is o.k when it is 39ºC in the streets...but beware if you find an old friend from Bulgaria-they are so nice that you MUST drink with them!!! ;-)
How do you deal in your countries with hang-over? Any "local" remedy that works? For me, I just try to get a big, big breakfast-always wake up starving- and then later one some black coffe and lots and lots of water to "purify".
the only thing that works with hangover is to drink a real lot of water. You drink till you can't take it, then you drink some more. Works every time!
Best done before you go to bed...
(Hangover is because you are de-hydrated)
I think we need a hangover fairy.
Yes, a fairy that pass close to you when you are sleeping and then yo wake up in perfect conditions! Better than the mice we have!
Be sure to give that fairy my address! Can we book her in advance to pop around later on if we now that we're scheduling a boozy session?
Place a drink for her on the windowsill of your bedroom.
A thimble full only.......we don't need a p!ssed fairy!!heaven knows what she would get up to.:o)
Yes, I grew up with the Ratoncito in Cuba - don't remember if it was Perez or not. He used to leave me shiny coins.
(my Dad was quite meticulous and used to shine these up with some sort of metal cleaner).
Never figured out what the Ratoncito did with all those teeth - maybe he opened a business building countertops for the kitchens ...
ps. my Dad was a dentist.
Wasn't his business "Ratoncito Dentures Inc."?