Monday, July 23, 2007
There are a few things in life that I have to use the motto "Fake it 'til you make it". Going to the dentist, I have to psyche myself up and fake that it'll all be okay. It isn't just one thing that I hate about the dentist, but a list of disgusting and shame-filled conversations that take place at the dentist.
Dental Assistant: Sara, do you floss everyday?
Dental Assistant: Sara, looks like you might have a start of a cavity back there.
Sara: I bet.
Dental Assistant: Sara, looks like you have been using a medium toothbrush.
Sara: You're probably right.
Dental Assistant: Sara, You must drink a lot of Diet Coke or coffee.
Dental Assistant: Do you know why it is important to floss, Sara?
Sara: Yes. I am just lazy.
Dental Assistant: Well, just remember, Sara, they are the only teeth you have.
I wonder if they take a course in guilt and shame in dental hygienist school? One of the tenets of a shaming is the use of the first name over and over and over again. It really drives home the guilt.
Posted by Sara at 1:13 PM