Monday, October 18, 2010

Is it Safe?

I just returned from the Dentist.

I had a crown set.

It hurt.

They took the temporary off (OW!) cleaned the stub (OW!) and put the new crown on (OW).

I don't mean to sound like a baby or anything.  But OW!

As she was cleaning the tooth, I couldn't help being a smart ass.

"Is it safe?"

She didn't know what I was talking about.

"Is it safe?"

"Is what safe, hon?"

"From the movie.  You know!  Marathon Man.  Dustin Hoffman,  Laurence Olivier, Roy Schneider.  You know!"

"I didn't see that one".

"But you're a dentist.  It's one of the greatest movies featuring dentists EVER.  That, and Little Shop of Horrors."  (No, Finding Nemo does not count.)

"I'll have to rent it."

"Okay.  Can I have some oil of cloves now?"



  1. Hey Mary - my sympathy! I've reconciled myself to the fact that I think of the "oldies" as John Wayne and Elizabeth Taylor movies - lots of people out there put Dustin Hoffman in that category (he was doing movies in the 70's after all). SIGH!!!

  2. Yikes that movies scared the bejebus out of me. They really should show that movie in dental school. I am going to totally try that one on my dentist next time. I'll let you know if he has a clue. HA!

  3. Here he is girls, the leader of the plaque!


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