Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Dental Humor

I am sitting in the dentist's office having a consultation done regarding three teeth that need to be extracted. The dentist is reviewing the options of novacaione versus anesthesia and the comlications that can arise. The dentist flips through my charts and starts checking off boxes on a form.

"Are you allergic to any medications?" he asks.

"Benadryl and some kind of anti inflamatory stuff." I answered.

"Any medical conditions for which you take daily medication?"

"No."

The dentist checked off a bunch of boxes in a row.

"Any problems with Alcohol or drugs?" He asked.

"No." I answered. "How about you?"

The dentist looked over the top of his glasses.

"Excuse me?" He asked like I offended him.

"I just figured you were the one that was going to be cutting into my gums with sharp objects that I should ask you the same question." I smiled trying to let on I was making a joke.

He looked back at the form not acknowledging my joke. He place the tip of his pen onto the form and prepared to write the answer to the next questions

"Who is your emergency contact?" He asked.

I answered hesitantly. I wasn't sure if he was asking because it was an actual question on the form or if he was making a joke. Or was he?

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Poop and Boogies turns 6 years old this week. I really do appreciate all the people that stop by here to read the little stories I write. From the bottom of our hearts, my family and I thank you.

17 comments:

Mainline Mom said...

I don't think I appreciated that yours and my blog began the exact same week! Well happy blogiversary and it's been great getting to know you all these years :)

mrtl said...

Happy blirthday!

M@ said...

IT guys, dentists, and lawyers are three groups of people you shouldn't mess with :)

I just went to the dentist yesterday so this is extra funny. Mine's cool tho ;)

Molly said...

Well.... how did he do with the cutting with sharp objects?

I hope he didn't have the shakes!

-Molly

Anonymous said...

I love duck, duck goose.

Anonymous said...

Lauren is so beautiful! Happy Birthday P&B !!!

Esther said...

Your blog is one of my favorites!

Domestica Etcetera said...

Well, happy 6th Birthday to Poop and Boogies! :)

Meegs said...

Happy Blogiversary! How time flies.

kcinnova said...

Sounds like my questionnaire on the L&D floor when I was checking in to have my last baby. They didn't appreciate my jokes, either.

Happy blogiversary!

Does this mean that Poop and Boogies will be getting its 6-year molars?

Mama D said...

My father's a dentist. I've been a dental office manager. I've found that dentists are one of two extremes: NO sense of humour or over-the-top to the extent that one questions their sanity.

Congrats on 6 years!

Anonymous said...

That picture is missing one thing.

A baby girl.

Melinda said...

Hope to read many more years. I am not tired of your writing yet!
I want to read about the boys when they are teenagers.
(I would love to have you as a patient. Your humour would be most welcome. Then...I would 'stab' you with the needle. That's medical humour. Very dark., eh?)

Anonymous said...

Were you in a tree when you took this picture?

Bogart said...

Thanks for the joy you have brought to my family! Even if it is laughing at you...or near you if you prefer!

Murr Brewster said...

I really don't trust doctors with no sense of humor. And I'm betting this one has a problem with alcohol or drugs.

Elizabeth said...

I think I snorted out loud when I read this. Hilarious. So did you end up staying with this dentist? Happy blogiversary :)