The phone rang this morning around 9:30. It was Lloyd................finally! Lloyd is my missing in action dentist, that has been at least elusive, to be polite. He began with, "Sorry I didn't get back to you, what's going on with that tooth?" I thought it wise not to chastise him for his irresponsible business practice, as I still need him to complete the work he agreed to. I told him that last night I bit my tongue in my sleep and it was the pain from the tooth, not the tongue, that awakened me. He said to come right over, he's at the office and no one is due this morning. I hung up, showered, shaved, flossed, rinsed out my mouth with peroxide and drove over. I think Lloyd likes me because I don't eat onions!
I got there around 11 AM and Lloyd was walking out his office suite as I was walking in. He told me he was going out for the mail, to relax, he'll be back in a minute. Lloyd appeared behind me a few seconds later and said to come into one of the examining rooms. He was wearing a sports shirt and jeans and looked like he was taking the day off. As an opener, I said, "Well Lloyd, are you all prepared with your concealed weapon, in accordance with the new state law?" The smile dropped off of his face as he took a full 2 steps backwards, looking to see where my hands were going! "What are you talking about, he mumbled"? I could tell from his reaction that all he heard was "weapon" and "Weapon" must be one of the trigger words that dentists don't like! I realized my mistake and immediately said, "I don't own a gun myself"... which is not true, but Lloyd didn't need to know. In spite of his new mistrust of me, he filed down my offending tooth with the ever popular drill and I went home to wait for the delivery of my new 3 crowns.
I'm currently awaiting a phone call from someone new. Her name is Heidi and she's a high school teacher that I met on one of the dating services. There's only one thing that bothers me about Heidi. One of the pictures that she has posted of herself, is her hunting, squatted down with a plaid hunters coat and hat and a rifle perched between her legs and a recently shot buck deer having his head held up straight by the Lovely Heidi, showing proudly her kill. I later discovered that the young buck she murdered was Bambi's baby boy... I really don't know what to think about that!