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PET PEEVES...by b. Malin
WHAT'S GOING ON...
Really, I ask All of you, what's going on? Does Anyone out there have the Same Pet Peeves? What's it all about? Does Anyone ever listen...are we that Complicated? Well here I go again with my Thoughts...
1st Big Pet Peeve...No One really Listens...For Example, I'd had a tooth that was giving me problems after the DENTIST from HELL had worked on it. She had put a "Crown" on it last November...Smiled and said, "now it's Perfect". But it wasn't, and I had to go back 4 more times. She kept FILING it, and on the last visit, I said, "Something is just not right with the bite". "I'll X-RAY She said, and once again declared, "IT'S FINE". I said, "it's NOT"! She said, "It's FINE, but if you're not Happy, maybe you should look for a new Dentist". I said, "we should be able to discuss this". She said, "let me FILE it again". It felt better, and we left to go to Florida, and once again, a few week later, the tooth problem continued.
Pet Peeve #2...I come home from Florida, and now I can't CHEW on my Left Side, it HURT to Bite down. I call the Dental office and ask if the "Partner", (who actually owns the practice), can take a look, for a 2nd opinion. Enter the 2nd DENTIST from HELL, and to think, I thought there was only One! She does an X-Ray, admires the other Dentist's work, and says, "It's Perfect, simply Perfect"... and then she says, "where is it hurting"? I point to the Left side lower middle..."Ah, she says, as she studies the X-Ray, as she tells the Assistant to take ANOTHER X-RAY of the upper Left side. Meanwhile she is telling me there is NOTHING wrong...While I'm thinking HORRIBLE THINGS that I would like to do to her, with that Drill! But I'm sort of Upside down in the chair, until she raised me back up. "I'm going to FILE the crown again, she says reaching the the DRILL, smiling Creepily at me...actually It looks more like a Sick Sneer. Ok, so now comes the Final analysis...She is sending me to an "Endodontist". The BAD NEWS, I may have an Abscessed Tooth under the Upper Crown! The GOOD News, the Crown is Removable...No need to Drill through it. I am Instructed to tell that to the Endodontist.
Pet Peeve #3...I'm at the Endodontists Office, and Lover Man is with me for moral support for I've never had a ROOT CANAL. Enter the Endodontist, who Never looks up from what he is writing, while I'm telling him about the Removable Crown. Finally I say, "can you please stop writing, and LISTEN to me...I'm NOT sure you are hearing me". He looks indignant and replies, "I HEAR Everything". He now looks at the NEW X-Rays that have been taken...and in my mind, I've had too many... I'm afraid that I will be Glowing in the Dark, although that could be a real turn on for Lover Man at night with all the lights out... However, I am assured by the Assistant, that they are Digital, less RADIATION...Ok, so it is definitely an Abscessed Tooth, and I'm giving a prescription for an Antibiotic, and am set up for the following week.
Pet Peeve #4 I am sitting in the Dental Chair and given the shots to numb me...and am now quite numbed. Lover Man is sitting across the room from me. Yes, I'm Nervous. Enter the Endodontist, all masked up and ready to go. A BIG rubber thing is put over my mouth and he starts drilling away. My little Heart is almost up in my throat, it sounds so Loud! Soon, it is over. The Dentist has left the room. I look at Lover Man, who is now looking strangely at me. When I am able to sit up, I ask, "what's wrong"? I don't think he REMOVED YOUR CROWN. he says as he starts to exit. The Assistant stops him, as she says, "I'll go get the Doctor". He's Back, looking a little uneasy...and almost Human. I am Angry... But I try to stay Calm, as I say, "why didn't you Remove the New Crown? I told you on the 1st visit that it was Removable". At that point I realized that this Arrogant S.O.B. never wrote it down, or if he did, never looked at his notes. He says, "I'm sorry, I should have told you before I started, that I decided it was better NOT to Remove it, for I was afraid that I wouldn't be able to get it back on...I truly am sorry". Did I believe him?...Not really, but I did believe that he was Sorry, and maybe would be a little less Arrogant with the next Victim, I mean patient. He said he'd tell my Dentist in his notes, the reason why he decided not to remove the New Crown.
I would have to go back to the 2 Dentists from Hell to have the Temporary Filling that the Endodontist put in, switched out to a permanent Filling...And I did. I was set up with the first Dentist, who smiled and said, "Any Problems"...I said "No, I'm just here to have my New Crown closed up". "Oh, she replied, then I don't have to remove it". Do I think she read the Notes, No...How do I know? Her Assistant told me so.