An auto mechanic being chauffeured in a limo. A nurse giving blood. A counselor taking advice. You get the idea. Situations of people doing things they "shouldn't" be doing or at least doing things we wouldn't expect to see them doing. You'd do a double take, I'm sure, if you saw a physical therapist slouching on a couch. Or a dentist eating a chocolate chip cookie.
There's certainly nothing wrong with a dentist munching away on a chocolate chip cookie, but it just seemed scandalous. After I presented Edwin with his gift today, he must have had the mid-morning hungers when he started munching on his cookie. Behind my placid expression, I thought, "WHAT?!? NO?!?! SWEET PRINCE OF PERSIA! SOMEONE CALL PAULA DEEN!!" I covertly looked around at the office staff and they seemed perfectly fine with it, too. The fourth wall had been broken.
Now, I want to send a personal note of reassurance to Edwin: I hope you continue your cookie eating habits and please don't change anything on my behalf. In fact, for my next appointment, I'll bring the milk and a snicker doodle, k?
The $10 gift certificate says it's only good on Sundays. Har har, the restaurant is closed on Sundays. Cue the disappointment music.
|Brushed between each bite of his|
-Favorite tooth: Anyone without a cavity
-When you get together with colleagues at professional dental conferences, do any of you broach the subject of magazine subscriptions?: No, not really. But there are some that would push the envelope. We get two copies of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue and there have been a few Entertainment Weekly covers with nude covers.
-Do you dread your dental check-up?: No. I've never had any dental work done.
-There are health education campaigns to encourage young children to brush and floss. How might you encourage a senior citizen to floss?: Tell them it's bourbon-flavored.