Tick-tock strikes again

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Dentist Day, the tablet reminds me as I stagger blindly into the studio, balancing the coffee cup while trying to not stub my toes on anything. The dentist is another one who insist that you schedule by the infernal tick-tock machine. I would ask why they can’t schedule by God’s time, but I would only get an uncomprehending stare in return. I am sure the staff and dentists are all good Baptist who would support doing things God’s way, so I don’t understand their intransigence in this area.

So, precisely at 2:10PM I climb into Bucephalus with my ever doting wife, and we drive the fifteen minutes to town, arriving at the 2:30PM appointment exactly five minutes early. Click. Click. Click.

It is an aggravating series of steps before then, too. I suppose I should bathe so the dentist doesn’t have to suffer from old man’s stench. That takes about 20 clicks on the machine. And tooth brushing takes another 10 Clicks. And it takes about 20 clicks to dress, accompanied by grunts, wheezes and groans.

I’ll start the prepreps about 1:20PM. Then adding the 15 clicks home, I come up with almost three hours away from my day job of swearing at the press on the PC newsfeeds. It’s a crappy job, but someone has to do it, and I seem to be well suited for the task.

However, the second cup of coffee is perched on the hutch, the two morning cookies are consumed, and I have a little time to day good morning.

So. Good morning.

9 thoughts on “Tick-tock strikes again

    rivergirl1211 said:
    August 30, 2018 at 11:31 am

    I’m sure the press can spare you for a few hours…. good luck at the dentists. I haven’t been since I was 16 and the quack told me I had to have my wisdom teeth removed. Yeah, 54… and they’re still with me.

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      Rusty Armor responded:
      August 30, 2018 at 11:42 am

      They have consumed a rather sizeable chunk of my discretionary income …


        rivergirl1211 said:
        August 30, 2018 at 12:24 pm

        Someday, someone will explain to me why dental care is never covered by insurance. Is your mouth not part of your body? Wth?


    Catherine said:
    August 30, 2018 at 12:04 pm

    I love my dentist. He is the kindest person I know. My dental appt. in April had to be put off until Sept. because of chemo except for the emergency appt. when a crown fell off after chemo #1. It was saved and put back on with extra glue. I go to the dentist every six months. It’s just a part of my life. Hopefully your appt. went well and with little expense or pain.

    As for the press and their BS, I have resigned from Twitter for that very reason. When stories get ugly on TV or radio, I turn them off. It’s not easy being a conservative in the hate-filled climate we are seeing today.



      Rusty Armor responded:
      August 30, 2018 at 12:44 pm

      I try to keep a sense of humor when I respond … and it is hard some days to do that. But when I forget, I end up angry and depressed. It is better to stay on top of it …


    Boo said:
    August 30, 2018 at 1:26 pm

    I’m one that would rather go through childbirth again than go to the dentist. I’m the lucky one in the family that go the soft teeth. Yay!


      Rusty Armor responded:
      August 30, 2018 at 1:30 pm

      … mmm. Dentist or childbirth?
      That choice is very clear to me! 😀

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        Boo said:
        August 30, 2018 at 2:00 pm

        you want more kids huh? lol!!

        Liked by 1 person

        Rusty Armor responded:
        August 30, 2018 at 4:05 pm

        Uh uh. I know all about them little chest hair rippers … and what causes ’em …


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