While I was there this morning, I waited quietly and thought about the whole experience. Tthese are a few of the thoughts that went through my head.
- Why do I schedule appointments at 8am? I normally don’t do anything at 8am…why would I willingly let people do dental work on me? I know how it happens, though – on that previous visit, you’re so glad to get out of there, you’ll agree to anything. Six months from now, can you be here at 7:45am? “Yes. You betcha. Goodbye.”
- Tim Whatley changed everything. This Seinfeld storyline changed the dental experience for many fans. I look through the magazines and imagine Cosmo Kramer finding just the right adult magazine to read before getting a filling. And who among us hasn’t wished our doc would take a sniff of the gas at least once?
- Good music makes all the difference. My dentist has the whole TV thing that you can watch, but I don’t care much about that. I care about the music. During my last visit, he jammed an entire Switchfoot playlist. This morning, Jars of Clay. For me, that’s pretty enjoyable.
- Magazines. No, no, I’m not going to make a joke about old magazines because Dr. Kitt doesn’t have old magazines. But I will say this – this morning, I read an issue of TIME Magazine. You know the last time I read TIME? NEVER.
What about you? What are some of your most recent dental observations?