Very exciting weekend at Old and In The Way.Last week I got an email from a producer at This American Life, one of my favorite radio programs. Seems that they’re working on a story and one of my blog entries had some relevance for them. After several email exchanges it was apparent that my subject matter, more accurately the folks I was writing about, weren’t all that interested and the story wasn’t going to work.
Darn, I was close to national exposure. Fleeting success. Oh well.
In an unrelated but eerily similar situation a certain Rabbi I know has stumbled on this little corner of cyebrspace and had some questions about a some of the things I’ve written, mostly along the line “Did that really happen?” Well, what’r you gonna tell a Rabbi, the truth? “Yes Reb, it’ all happened exactly as it was written.” Turns out it did, and I wrote it accurately, so I felt no guilt.
Except, now what ever I write, I’m going to feel like he’s looking over my shoulder. Well, since he’s not the only one I guess he’ll just have to take a number and keep score every time I say something offensive. I have a lot of people doing that.
Speaking of offending people, I did a nice job offending a dentist today. The tooth with the phantom decay, or as I call the “vacation tooth”, no my vacation, the dentists vacation. As in, I need a vacation, lets find a root canal to do. A few weeks ago I was told there was some slight decay on an old root canal. My regular dentist pointed out the problem, a slight shadow on my tooth on an X-ray. I didn’t see it, but I didn’t go to dental school, I was a journalist. He sent me to a endodontist, that’s where I was today. For a “consultation”. They’ve found some infection at the bottom of the rood, and suggested some gum surgery to work on the infection.
To the tune of about $1500, the standard amount these days for dental work.
And, we need to do it soon to alleviate the symptoms you know.
A HA.. I don’t have any symptoms. There you go. It is a vacation tooth. BTW a consultation was $96.00. “Can’t we just pull the tooth?” “Sank you don’t want to that, you want to keep your teeth as long as possible, but we could do an implant and replace it.”
“What about a partial?” “Partial what?” “You know a removable bridge that I can wear”. “That’s like false teeth, you’re too young for that.”
Not in my mind Dr D, Not in my mind.