How and when did you find out Santa doesn't exist?
Apologies to the people who still think Santa Claus exists, this comes from a jaded adult who hasn't received Santa gifts for a while.
Now that that's out the of way, I just talked to my sister about how I learned Santa didn't exist. I remember because it was so emotionally jarring.
I was either 6 or 7 and I only remember the circumstances of how it was revealed to me, but don't remember what year. I was in the car by myself in front of my sister's high school when a couple of kids came up to the window and told me that Santa wasn't real, while laughing at me. I guess I started crying because I believed them.
I'm curious if people who did not have the sudden experience of "Santa doesn't exist!" yelled at them from hostile strangers actually remember when and how they found out. Or if my situation only stands out because of how traumatic it was. I was violently sobbing by myself with no one to explain this for a few minutes until my sister came back to the car.
So what's your story?