stand back, he bites
April 11, 2011 3:38 PM Subscribe
What happens when the tooth fairy visits grownups? My SO who's in his 30s is finally getting some gnarled-ass old wisdom teeth pulled. I am looking for hilarious (or sweet) (or hilariously sweet) ideas for what a cohabiting Tooth Fairy might leave under his pillow the next morning.
posted by sestaaak to Grab Bag (21 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I'm trying to think of things that he likes that would be good gift ideas - but he likes cooking implements, running gear, Louis CK, Elmore Leonard, and bourbon. I'm not sure any of these are the best pillow stuffers for the medicated / disoriented / toothless, and he's already lining up his own Netflix & library queues in preparation. What else? What would make his life funnier or cozier or more bearable for a couple of miserable days? A gift certificate promising to blend him whatever he wants for the next week?!
My personal tooth budget calculus:
my first tooth ever in 1980s: $0.07/tooth
most of my other teeth: $1.00/tooth
teeth pulled + IV anesthesia + sliding off the backseat of the car and slumping onto the floor on the drive home: $10.00/tooth
So I figure I would spend up to $20 a tooth for Mr Gums if the gift is right. Or $2. Or $0.02! I'm open to fun, flat (slip-under-pillowable) ideas. And looking for an excuse to deploy some glitter. Thanks!