There are very few things in life that I truly despise. I attempt to find the positive in any situation, but there is one event that I avoid like the plague. It is far worse than cooked green beans or my annual OB/GYN visit. In fact, I would choose to give birth to my 13 pound twins, all over again, before partaking in this event. You’re probably thinking, what can be worse than that!? One thing…the dentist!
I dislike…. no, despise the dentist. Going to the dentist is a fancy cover-up for a modern-day torture chamber. Contemplate this… When I enter that bright and cheery waiting room, complete with Nemo, swimming in a large saltwater tank, I instantly become suspicious. There are perky ladies, behind the counter, with flawless pearly whites. (Those teeth would give Michigan’s freshly fallen snow serious competition!) Overly perky, middle-aged women, with perfect teeth??? This was also a serious concern.
No one is that happy, every moment of every day. It is impossible! I can say this from experience. I am an upbeat and perky person, 95% of the time. Yet, I do have a dark-side. I can get the grumbles and have my panties in a wad in 2 seconds flat. Once again, no one is continuously filled with perfect smiles and fairy dust…it is purely impossible.
Tomorrow, I am the victim… I will sit and wait in agony, knowing what the dentist will do to me. A humongous auger will drill in my mouth, mining for gems and treasures. The sounds that will come from the back room will fill my body with chills, from head to toe. My teeth are instantly clenched just contemplating the thought. I must try to relax and focus on Nemo, who will whisper to me, “Just keep swimming”, from the tank.
If you don’t hear from me again, you will know why…
Love Yourself…Embrace Yourself…Just Be You…