Monday, February 21, 2011

What I learned today at the dentist

I think I'll just do a top ten, why not?

1: Thank GOD for dental insurance, otherwise I would be penniless.

2: Drinking coffee through a straw is not a good idea.

3: If your mouth is numb on one side, do not attempt a smile. You will look like the Joker. Or Elvis, with his lopsided grin.

4: When the dentist and his assistants continue to engage in conversation with you, with their hands in your mouth, just make a few small noises here and there to show that you're still breathing, don't attempt to talk.

5: Floss. I've said this before. But please, do it.

6: I thought I had a high threshold for pain. But, when the dentist says "please tell me if you feel ANYthing", and you do, tell him. A few quick shots and you wouldn't feel a brick thrown at your cheek.

7: Pharmacy technicians are not happy people. Oh I kid, I can't generalize like that. But really, I've found that most of them are just irritated by your presence. What I learned: A big smile can change that. But see number 3. That's probably why it worked, he thought I looked like a clown.

8: Singing at the top of your lungs in between the comings and goings of the dental assistants provides sheer entertainment for their day. Try it.

9: I don't enjoy the elevator music version of The Lion Sleeps Tonight near as much as the one with words.

10: I love Trains new song, Marry Me.

And there you have it!

See you soon friend,

PS tomorrow needs to include a soft breakfast. Scrambled eggs? Join me.


Sara said...

LOL-ing! Love it ;-)

Tiffany said...

HA! I crack myself up. (People that only crack themselves up are usually laughing alone) LOL! =)

Felicity said...

Too funny! And big "Amen" on the dental insurance. The thought of braces for four is totally stressing me out!

Tiffany said...

Oh man Felic, I totally hear you. It seems as though our health comes at high cost these days. Sigh.

Lane and Sylvia said...
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Lane and Sylvia said...

I LOVE mine.


Tiffany said...

OMG! I need one of these badly. Must.purchase.immediately.