posted on Jan, 2 2016 @ 05:24 AM
I once tried to con the tooth fairy.
My brother and I had lost a tooth at the same time, which we placed under our respective pillows.
I thought I saw the possibility of gaining myself an extra sixpence, by sneaking into my brother's room, nicking his tooth, and placing it under my
pillow alongside my own.
There was the obvious danger that he would notice the loss and wonder what had happened to his reward, so I covered up the theft by substituting a
sixpence of my own.
Mathematical experts will notice a flaw in my calculations here, but I did not work it out properly until after the event.
The next morning I could hear our mother in the next room, congratulating my brother on his sixpence.
So I looked under my own pillow, and what did I find? Two teeth, that's what I found.
She did not even come and ask me about mine; this was tactful, but gave away the fact that she knew the answer already.
That's how I learned that the tooth fairy was not real.
The reasoning went like this; a genuine tooth fairy would have taken the two teeth at face value, and carried out the usual transaction.
Only somebody with inside information, like a family member, could have known that something was wrong.
The subject was never discussed. In fact, come to think of it, I'm not sure the tooth-fairy ritual was ever invoked again.