|This story does not have a fairy-tale ending.|
What do fairies with wings and halos do? They fly. Or they stand motionless on street corners, wearing masks. Well, sometimes, they might fidget a bit, but not much.
A few days ago, commuters in the capital city were startled to see several fairies standing on small boxes at crowded intersections. They stopped (for the red light) and stared, trying to divine the meaning of this angelic presence. Were the heavens lending a hand to solve traffic jams? Were they fairy godmothers sent to prevent accidents or help accident victims?
The mythical creatures, often described as metaphysical, supernatural or preternatural, turned out be creatures of the flesh, hired by a coffeemaker to promote its brand, at VNĐ200,000 (US$9) for four hours.
Was this an airy-fairy marketing strategy cooked up by someone who’s away with the fairies?
Time will tell. For this moment, this story does not have a fairy-tale ending. — VNS