Monday, July 10, 2006

Who Grows Up Wanting to be a Dentist?

From Little Shop of Horrors

When I was younger, just barely a kid,
My Momma noticed funny things I did,
Like shooting puppies with a BB gun,
I'd poison guppies, and when I was done,
I'd find a pussycat and bash its head,
That's when my Momma said,

(Chorus) What did she say?

She said my boy I think some day,
You'll find a way,
To make your natural tendencies pay,

You'll be a dentist,
You have a talent for causing things pain,
Son, be a dentist, people will pay you to be inhumane.

This is pretty much my view of dentists. For the 2nd time in 3 weeks I've had to pay a visit to the dentist. I went in the Spring and naturally he found something that would require extensive dental work, which he always seems to find.

Let me stress, my teeth were not bothering me in the least. But here I sit, in pain and minus $1000.



Trixie said...

I feel your pain. What is it with dentists? They are always finding something. Kind of like that car mechanic I used during my college days.

Very mysterious....

Mike in Texas said...

Thanks, Trixie

My wife always wants to know why I don't go to the dentist every 6 months like I'm supposed to.

Gee, could it be b/c he tortures me and charges me a grand everytime I see him?

"Ms. Cornelius" said...

I totally agree with you. They are sadistic medieval butchers. I won't trouble you with the reasons why I feel this way, but let's just say it involves oral surgery requiring 10 stitches in my gums with no anaesthesia when I was a small child. By a man who threatened to hurt me with a hypodermic needle if I didn't stop screaming.

I am getting ready to go for the first time in 2 years, and if I have anything to say about it, it will be another 2 before I go back. Luckily, I don't really get cavities.