Friday, June 10, 2011

a couple of observations

Because school is out, I have time to go to those necessary appointments that I normally don't have time for. For example: the doctor, the dentist.

I spent three hours on Wednesday at the dentist getting my teeth cleaned and getting cavities that I've had for a while but haven't wanted to have filled done. Then, on Thursday, I went for my annual doctor's appointment, because apparently blood work alone isn't enough for a refill on a routine prescription. While I was at those appointments, I made a few observations...

Mind you, the observations that I had while at the dentist were while I was under the influence of laughing gas (and wearing a super attractive green rubber nose).
1. Doctors offices need you to come in more than you need to go in a lot of the time. They want your money. They want to look at you, tell you you're fine, and then charge you and your insurance for your visit.
2. The dentist talks while her hands are in your mouth, and sometimes she says things that render responses. Why? It is completely impossible to respond. My dentist even made some political statement, to which I disagreed, but I couldn't do anything about it.

3. Am I the only one in the world that doesn't floss every day? I feel like they scream flossing at me, but I'm not convinced I'm the only one who doesn't do it. Does it really make that much of a difference? It's so time consuming!
3. The door. The nurse who comes to get you from the waiting room ALWAYS opens a door, looks down at her folder, and calls your name. What is behind the door is just a hallway, and it leads to the rooms. Why is it necessary to have a door there? Yesterday at the doctor, someone left the door open for a few minutes when they left, and I felt some kind of special privelege being able to see inside. The next patient to leave promptly shut it, because we all know that door isn't supposed to be open.

4. Laughing gas makes me think and feel the strangest things. I was dying to cross my legs the entire time, but I was convinced they would think I was strange. I continued feeling as though there was drool running down my face, but EVERY time (yes, three times) that I went to wipe it away, there was nothing. And third, I always feel like they're thinking laughing at me for being happy with the laughing gas.
Anyways, I had more observations, but I of course can't remember them now. Do these ring a bell? Are there any other standards for doctor/dentist visits that I'm missing?
It's Friday! Have a wonderful weekend! I have fun plans to help a friend with wedding crafts, and eat out Friday and Saturday night with different couples! Can't wait!

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Jen said...

I have been catching up on all my appointments, too! It feels like summer hasn't started yet because I'm always at some Dr. office!

NO, I do not floss everyday! It hurts! lol

Katie said...

Haha! I hate it when the hygienist tries to talk to me during a cleaning. Why are you asking me questions when I clearly can't speak?? Oh, and no-- I don't floss every day either. Who does?

Sarah B. said...

You're not alone! I don't floss every day either :). And I'm with you: what's with that door?!

Hadar said...

hahaha you crack me up!

Amber said...

I can not stand when the dentist talks to me when their hands are in my mouth! Pisses me off, haha. I love the laughing gas, but I'm with you. It makes me feel SO weird!

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