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The sandman

Do you know who the sandman is? The Sandman is a mythical character who brings good dreams by sprinkling magical sand onto the eyes of children while they sleep at night. Apparently, the sandman comes from Europe. Of course, he does…

Well, let me tell you this: I am from France. And I have never heard of the sandman! And boy am I glad too! Throwing sand in kids’ eyes? Are you kidding me?? It’s horrible!! And calling it “sprinkling” instead of “throwing” does not make it any cuter! Did you ever get any sand in your eyes? Or even just dust? Man! It really, really hurts!! I don’t think anyone falls asleep after they get sand in their eyes. They scream, for sure. They cry as well. But sleep?! Not in the sandman’s wildest dreams…

And EVEN IF, after all the screaming and crying, kids eventually fall asleep from complete exhaustion, do you really think they will have good dreams? Right after a guy came in their room out of nowhere and threw a bag of sand at their face? They won’t sleep properly for the next five years…

I always thought people from Europe were cruel: they have flying Easter bells, not cute little bunnies, most of their nursery rhymes are about some poor animal being hurt, or some kid in trouble. But the sandman!! That’s taking the torture to a whole new level!

 

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