For the first time in twenty years, I am going to the dentist today. A filling dropped out last winter and today it will be replaced. There was a moment a few weeks ago in the check-up that reminded me of childhood trips to church. We were supposed to confess sins, but being kids we hadn’t done anything wrong so we made things up. Aren’t kids supposed to be innocent anyway, but that was the catholic church. That guilt ridden haven for child molesters, never could get morality right.
Anyway, the Dennis asked me how long since my last appointment (confession). Her mouth fell open at the answer. My choice.
Been, done it and caved in to the anaesthetic. She said it would take 20-30 minutes- I thought that meant drilling so agreed to the needle. She was only cleaning out the hole for the new filling and only drilled for another few minutes. I now have a properly working white tooth.
I resisted the temptation to say: “see you in another twenty years” as I left.