These days my Saturdays are reserved exclusively for the dentist. Our hour and a half long sessions involve her piercing, cutting, scraping and stitching me up (during all of which she is at her solicitous best) before finally letting me off with prescription medicines and clear instructions on what I can and cannot eat, which side of my mouth to use for chewing and more.
Though it is not my idea of Saturday fun, being a strict believer in what has to be endured better be endured with fortitude (to tweak the popular idiom), I sit through it all with nary a murmur. The lack of jitters apparently did not escape the dentist for on my second visit she remarked, “You are a brave lady, Ma’am, and it makes my work that much easier!”
Well, it takes more than a dentist’s chair to scare me! Umm.. on second thoughts it should be, ‘it takes less than the dentist’s chair to scare me!’
I mean what if (WHAT IF?!!!) a spider had peeked in (or a lizard or a mouse) even as she was calling me a ‘brave lady’? At worst, I would have brought the roof down and at the very least, climbed on top of the chair going ‘ggugguggu’ [link]. What a come down that would have been, from brave lady to a lily-livered whatchamacallit. 😉
©Shail Mohan 2016
Ha — I am the same way. Dental chair is fine, but if there was a cricket in the office, I would be racing toward the door to get away, shrieking all the way.
Hope the dental appointments are over soon.
Ha, you too, eh Mel? And two more to go, thank you 🙂
A dentist on Saturdays is good for her teeth
The dentist applauds her bravery feat
But if a spider appears
She’ll soon change her gears
And run her fastest into the street!
Haha. A very likely scenario. Those in the waiting room will only see something flash by and wonder, ‘What was that?’ 😉
Pooja Abhay said:
I am the same way too. I like going to the dentist, hospitals, having a surgery, but something like driving a car can drive me with fear. ☹️ And yeah, there is the lizard too, and flying cockroaches.
Oooh, the flying cockroaches! shudder
Traci York said:
Just the word, “Dentist” is enough to send me skittering for the hills! I’ve had some horrid experiences with my teeth, and the thought of that chair… shudders
Your dentist sounds lovely, though, and I hope your procedures are done as quickly and as painlessly (and spider-free) as possible!
She’s a gem! But still I am waiting for it all to be done with soon 🙂
I have no qualms about going to the dentist or getting surgery. Their credentials for some reason earn my trust. However the only fear I have is perhaps stalkers approaching/kidnapping me lol.
Humans gone wrong are the ones to be feared the most, eh?
Mick Canning said:
Not my idea of Saturday fun, either!
I understand 🙂
You’d still be a brave lady. Can you imagine that dental phobia (the technical term, I’m sure) is such a big thing that there are dentists who specialize in patients who have it? What a nice environment that must be to work in! . You’re brave by anybody’s standards with or without the creepy crawlies.
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