Please if you could, I would appreciate if all of you has some positive thoughts send my way at 10:00 this morning. I am going to need a lot of encouragement; I have my dentist annual appointment!
I won't pull out this appointment from my calendar, it's too late, I have to give the office a week notice or I will have to pay fees which, for me, would be as painful.
It's not the first time I sit in that chair, I'm 56 years old, been there, done that, hate it every times. To me it's like pulling teeth (not literally, you know).
Every time I get drill... “Richard did you floss?” they know the answer, why the heck they ask the question?
“I forgot to floss 364 days, I just remember this morning, did I do a good job?” will I answer again. Can't they write that on my file and let go of the guilt trip?
“Do you have any teeth ache?” I will be ask.
“YES I DO, every year after my check up, don't know why, maybe if you didn't poke all over with those scissor like instrument, I would be ok!”
“It has been 3 years since we took your x-ray, we are going to do them this morning.”
WRONG! I remembered clearly last year sitting in the x-ray booth, while the x-ray-er hiding behind a thick wall, was buzzing my face with rays. I still can feel the square plate they put in your mouth and that you have to keep from moving by biting something that I can only describe as piece of tasteless plastic. I don't argue with them, they are my master. Why don't they take passport picture at the same time, this is one place where I don't smile ever.
Enough about me, what are you going to do today? Root canal anyone?