Today is the day I have three and a half hours off in the afternoon and where did I go ? You've guessed it the dentist ! Now tell me why is it that one always gets raging toothache on Friday evenings at about 8pm ? Friday night was a very long night especially as V had a bad one too and our new Elk , which replaced our exhausted old one which had run out of puff - literally ,decided to go on strike and refused to inflate . Not a lot of fun to be had in our household at 4am .
Anyway where was I - ah yes the dentist . I have a love hate relationship with my dentists - they love me because I am huge source of income and I hate them because they discuss things with me when I can't answer back . My last three have taken early retirement mostly on the proceeds of my teeth and my present one is a Romanian with a passionate dislike of all things Greek .He loves to discuss politics as indeed do I but with my mouth stuffed with cotton wall ,some diabolical torture instrument for removing saliva and a high pitched drill my chances of having a sensible intelligent debate are severely curtailed ." what do you think of the latest Greek bail out? " he asks " ahhhhhhbbluph fllopop shweeawr" I reply "no I don't agree" he says- how on earth he has managed to interpret my reply I have no idea .And so it goes on .
However there is a bonus to being in that chair -out of reach of all communication for at least half an hour and if I accidentally bite his fingers I can stretch it to 45 minutes .I gaze at the ceiling and dream dreams and all too soon it comes to an end .Now my teeth are like the Forth Bridge when you have finished painting it at one end it is time to start at the other end again . Every time I finish treatment the poor misguided dentists say " see you in six months " but I know better ,it will probably be in two or three weeks - respite care -who needs it when you've got the dentist .