We now interrupt our regularly scheduled program to bring you another installment of Teen Talk. Everything you are about to hear is real and unedited. Please, do not try this at home.
One day, Teen lost a tooth.
Teen: “Mom, should I put the tooth under my pillow or will the “Tooth Fairy” (finger quotes) just give me the dollar?”
Mom: “What? No, put it under your pillow. The Tooth Fairy only operates one way around here.”
The next day.
Teen: “Mom! The “Tooth Fairy” (again with the finger quotes) forgot me. I was THOROUGHLY NEGLECTED!”
(Back story: This is now the second time the Tooth Fairy has been caught sleeping – literally – on the job).
Mom: “Man, that Tooth Fairy is the biggest slacker EVER! I will have a serious talk with her. Could you give her one more chance?”
The next morning.
Mom: “Soooo, did the Tooth Fairy make good, come through, leave you a dollar?”
Teen: “Yeah. (pause) But I expected interest.”