Good News, Bad News

The Good News is that I get to stay in bed for an extra hour-and-a-half tomorrow morning!

The Bad News is that this is because I’ve got an appointment with the dentist.

It’s the first time I’ve been since last December, when I rang and cancelled on the basis that I’d had a Heart Monitor inserted the day before, and I felt there were only so much punishment anyone could be expected to inflict on themselves in one week. I promised that I’d re-schedule for early in 2008, so my appointment’s tomorrow (well, it IS early – it’s at 9).

I’m not expecting it to go well. My dentist (who I’ve had since I was eight, and who looks about 40 – how old must he really be?) is unlike the Tooth Fairy.

When you’re a child, the Tooth Fairy takes away your teeth, and leaves money under your pillow.

dentistAs you get older, the Tooth Fairy hands over his (her?) job to the Dentist, who still takes away your teeth, but takes your money as well.

Doesn’t seem fair.

I may be blogging tomorrow through one side of my mouth, with dribble trickling down the other side.

12 thoughts on “Good News, Bad News

  1. holemaster

    I had a massive fear of dentists (well pain actually). But I found a great Canadian fella a couple of years ago and have never had any pain at all, even for root canal.
    I recommended him to a lot of people and the last time I was there, he gave me treatment for half price as a commission!

  2. Jo

    He must have super Canadian drugs, Holemaster.

    Ugh, I have several things needing doing. And no cash, so I’ve ben putting them off since the summer.

    And now I need new glasses too, perhaps more urgently than I realised.

  3. laughykate

    The dentist. Errgh. What I don’t understand is that you go along, get weapons of mass destruction jammed into places that really don’t feel right and for reasons you were never aware of. You generally leave with half of your face paralysed and then are forced to pay the price of a small pacific nation for the privilege?

    Generally if you’re shelling out large wads of cash, isn’t it supposed to be for something that’s really cool – or a lawyer?


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