Monday, February 6, 2006

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Dental Horoscopy

Taurus (April 20-May 20): The energy and enthusiasm you sense at the start of your day will soon be displaced by the unbearable deeps of mouth cavity x-ray hell at your a.m. dental appointment--the first with a new dentist.  You'll consider requesting an x-ray of your mangled kneepulp while they're at it but then realize that you couldn't ask if you wanted to because the sharp-edged x-ray tabs are so firmly lodged in the soft tissue beneath your tongue that the salty tears of death-in-a-dental-chair are welling up. Ten images left...ninth one, bite down...hold.  At your initial appointment, a "consultation" involving x-rays and an exam, you'll learn of an afternoon cancellation--a 2:00 p.m slot freed up for you to return later for a cleaning. Sweet luck, because otherwise you'd have to wait to April to get your smilers degunked and shined.  You'll accept the appointment.  On returning to the densist's chair later in the day, another hygienist will make small talk with you while going hyper-jab-wild with the small metal hook-scraper, knitting those healthy gums into a slick bloodrow of wrecked mouthflesh. Your only comfort will be her bringing up the Superbowl, the weather, the approach of Valentine's Day, and the visit to her daughter's school last week to kick off this, Dental Hygiene Month. Meanwhile the smooth and timeless sounds of Lionel Ritchie ("Say You, Say Me") and Joe Cocker ("You Are So Beautiful") merge into soothing synch with the scratch-scratch of steel hooks grinding against enamel.

You're everything I hoped for
You're everything I need
You are so beautiful to me
You are so beautiful to me

Bookmark and Share Posted by at February 6, 2006 5:50 PM to Unspecified

confirmation number 2,543,854 of why I don't like to go to the dentist for any reason whatsoever. Dentists have no hearts.

Posted by: Tonya at February 9, 2006 12:23 PM

Those are a lot of reasons; I don't have nearly so many (me, just 2 or 3k). But I too wish for only folks with heart to be jamming sharp metal objects in my mouth.

Posted by: Derek at February 9, 2006 2:05 PM