Theres a laminated sign that sits over the sink in the office kitchen. It says : There is NO magical kitchen fairy please clean up your dishes yourself.
I hadnt really paid attention to it before, but noticing it for the first time the other day floored me. It was after all a bit of a shock after the recent disclosures about Santa Claus (If you dont know what Im talking about just forget I ever mentioned it), but more importantly, I was pretty sure that the Magical Kitchen Fairy had been going strong ever since Id been frequenting this particular office kitchen, and this sign was creating some uncomfortable cognitive dissonance.
To resolve this matter I deliberately left my empty coffee cup in the sink that evening and was thrilled to find that it was cleaned and put away the next morning.
Im happy to say that my faith in the Magical Kitchen Fairy remains as strong as ever, and I wish her well in her epic battle against the Bossy Kitchen Guilt Fairy.