People have asked me to rerun my Coupon Fairy Post, so here it is..
I woke up Saturday morning and before I even opened my eyes, I said, “I wonder if the Coupon fairy came!” Recent visits from the Coupon fairy have made me feel like a kid again, anticipating the big day when things magically appear. Brian diligently went out to check to see if my magic fairy left me my goodies and as he came in the house with a stack of inserts in his hands, I started to cheer “Woo hoo,” but he cut me off in mid woo.
He said, “Hon, I have some good news and some bad news”. I shot him a “don’t toy with me” look and reached for my bag of q’s but as I looked at his face I could see he wasn’t kidding. Bad news was coming.
“The good news,” he said ” is you got a stack of coupons. The bad news is that… the Coupon Fairy isn’t real.”
“What are you talking about, I exclaimed. Of course she’s real!! I see the damn coupons and inserts in your hand. What the **bleep** are you talking about? Why would you mess with me about something like that?”
He knew I wasn’t in the mood to play 20 questions, especially before my first cup of coffee. Brian quickly announced words that made my heart sink.
“There never was a Coupon Fairy. Sorry, but apparently it’s been The Boston Globe all along. Look.” He handed me a piece of paper which read
If you want to continue receiving this valuable packet of money -saving offers from local retailers , national brands, and more each week, please let us know by June 26. Beginning July 10th we will deliver Savings Central only to those households that indicate they want to continue receiving it.
OMG, I thought. The whole time it’s been The Globe? There really never was a Coupon Fairy? I felt a familiar unwanted feeling rush over me that I hadn’t felt in over 30 years. The same feeling I had when my sisters announced to me that Santa was a fake. I felt those same feelings of sadness, anger and denial rush back in. Just like my sisters had shown me the wrapped packages in my parents’ closet when I was a child that were tagged “From: Santa,” Brian was showing me the package that was labeled “From: The Boston Globe.”
The Coupon Fairy isn’t real?!
What a blow to believe so strongly in something and have it taken away. I’m wondering if you’re thinking the same thing I am thinking right now…
My husband Brian is a dumb ass. Why didn’t he just throw away that piece of paper from The Globe? Why did he have to ruin it? What’s next? Is he going to tell me the Tooth Fairy is a fake and there’s no such thing as the Easter Bunny!
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