Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Good Golly Miss Molly

I spoke with Capt. Obvious' sister (COS) yesterday.

COS : *** Dental clinic, good evening.
Thanatos : Yeah, I have pain in about 3 teeth and need a noon appointment asap.
COS : Have you been here before?
T : Yep.
COS : Name and date of birth please?
T : (large number of vowels and consonants that have no right to be so close to each other)
COS : (finding name on 3rd attempt at spelling) So Mr. [redacted] how may I help you?
T : Toothache, noon appointment?
COS : Hows Thursday?
T : Okay, I guess.
COS : So is this a general checkup or a .... (voice trails off)
T : 3 teeth. Pain. Fix. And yes, a general checkup too.

Didn't know the torture began before you got to the dentist's chair.


Purely Narcotic said...

I remember reading somewhere in your blog that you like Ogden Dash so like he describes a visit to the dentist, 'A torture that is both mental and physical' perhaps?

Purely Narcotic said...

And oh, take care. And if the COS acts stupid you can always punch her teeth out and then say it was the toothache.

Reasons behind Hitler's unreasonable madness: Toothache, The Single Ball Theory. :D

a million different people said...

Hug. I'm sorry you have to deal with such people in a seemingly developed country.

Anonymous said...

the name's Ogden Nash

Purely Narcotic said...

My bad. Ogden Nash is what I meant. (Why the F did I say Ogden Dash?! Argh).

Thanatos said...

@ Narco :
So hard to retain your calm
When your fingernails are making serious alterations in your life line or love line or some other important line in your palm

Love that poem. It was the first work of Nash I read. 6th grade English I think.

@ AMDP : Hug back. Thank you for the sympathy :(

@ Anon and Narco : Typos happen. It's all good, right?

Purely Narcotic said...

Yeah! It was sixth grade CBSE no?

Purely Narcotic said...

Yes, all good I guess. Poor Nash got dashed. Heh.

Anonymous said...


narco: yeah 'twas CBSE 6th grade.
n that anon was me, nishi (aditi's colleague) :)

Thanatos said...

Hello Nishi.

Narco - yep, CBSE. You rich spoilt NRI kids studied that too didn't you?

Purely Narcotic said...

Rich spoilt NRI kids also studied in Indian schools and did Indian things like slog butt off for Board Exams, try and ace Board Exams, got the Science-Engineering route (OMG! Whowouldathunk and all that! ;))

I always thought ICSE had a better English reader. The highlight in our textbooks was The Rime of the Ancient Mariner while they read Merchant of Venice. Woe is us.