As is traditional in some English-speaking countries, when a child loses a tooth it is customary for him or her to place it under the pillow, so that Ratoncito Pérez will exchange it for a gift.
What the mouse does with the teeth is anyone’s guess but the traditional answer is that the mouse uses it for its tooth house. That’s right, a tiny house made from the loose teeth of children, which in my mind conjures a horrific image.
The next time one of my kids loses a tooth I’m just going to change things up a bit and say Ratoncito Pérez is on his way.
Next time you apply for that dream job, just stop, stop using that disingenuous cover letter. You don’t want to end up on the bottom of a pile of tired-looking papers or worse yet, tossed in the trash.
I can’t promise you’ll be hired after using this, but you’ll probably receive a call back.
To whom it may concern, I know how to do life. Don’t even have to look at the stuff I’ve done in the past because my future belongs here.
I’m more than thankful for my wife Franchesca, all of my kids (the real stinkers they can be at times; literally and figuratively), my family, friends and co-workers.
I’m also thankful for my talents and what I can offer to the world. I’m aware life is fragile, sometimes challenging, unfair, tragic.. but, in offsetting those, life can be fulfilling, rewarding, beautiful.
Simple truths, simple answers, complex themes.
Thank you to all of those I’ve come in contact with in my 32 years. It’s been all of the above and then some.