Always buy your magical equipment from a reliable source. You don’t want your wand to go kaput half way through a spell trying to protect yourself from the local marauding dragon.
Mysterious Old Ladies
If an old lady appears from nowhere and offers you fruit, a helpful spell or a map, it’s time to leg it as these “gifts” will get you poisoned, cursed or sent on a quest where certain death awaits you.
Never show off your magical skills unless you are absolutely certain of the identity of the person you intend to boast to as imposture is a common enough occurrence here. If you decide this tip is wrong, on your head be it, literally.
Make sure you know who the most powerful beings are in any magical world before you sound your mouth off about the dreadful way in which the place is run. Those in charge tend to be sensitive little flowers when it comes to criticism and dole out punishment that is anything but sensitive!
Time is something that everybody wastes, regardless of what world you’re on. Time on Earth goes faster than in the magical realm. The magical species live roughly five times as long as we do bar illness or magical accident (the latter usually dragon induced).
What everybody in my Fairy Kingdom believes humans do all the time. It goes on in their realm too, the sprites are especially guilty of this, but this is not commented on as much as human dodgy dealings. It’s more fun to criticize others.
In my Fairy Kingdom this is considered a magical art form in itself. They don’t have plumbers that charge outrageously (anybody doing that would be transformed into something unpleasant and there is some pity humans cannot do this to those who con them).
In the fairy world surgery is when a major spell is cast and everyone is relieved when it works! On Earth of course it’s a medical procedure. My Fairy Kingdom broadcasters, FNN, have reported on this and shown pictures. Almost everyone in the fairy world was disgusted. They didn’t pick up on the fact the surgery was designed to save lives. All they saw was the gore, the blood and the indignity of the hospital gowns…