Crater needs filled

Working at home today, and just about to leave the house for a visit to the dentist. She’s very nice, as are all the staff, but it still irks me that I’m paying to have pain inflicted.

We signed up to “go private” just before all the nonsense started and I’m quite smug that I’ve not had to queue for hours to be able to attend the dentist practise (why DO they call it that!) that I want. Up until last year, our monthly payment covered checkups, hygienist appointments, x-rays and minor fillings.

They changed it this year to exclude minor fillings.

Guess what I need done.

Of course it is entirely possible that I’m just being cynical, but there is a part of me that wonders why this wasn’t caught before now. It’s a replacement filling, after all, as an old one has started ‘leaking’ and surely it was doing that last year too…

Trust is, of course, hard to earn but my dentist has always been very good, and I shouldn’t start to doubt her now but there is always a part of me that wonders. After all, they could be making up pretty much anything… at least if I visit the doctor with a sore ankle I have an idea of what has gone wrong..

Anyway, best get dressed. They weren’t best please the last time I turned up in my PJs.

Probably because the fly was open…


  1. Lyle said:

    Ah, be fair, it gave them something to laugh at…

    April 11, 2007
  2. mum said:

    yeah some people laugh at the smallest things…
    PS No ‘Ian’s mum’ he hasn’t given me a coloured name yet which is why I keep posting daft comments – I’m sure with a coloured name I would be much more blog worthy.

    April 11, 2007
  3. hans said:

    Gordons Mum, behave ….

    Honestly Gordon, I feel for you, you take the old dear out and she dribbles gravy all over herself, you drive her home in your shiny new car, you look tirelessley for a coloured name on the internet (a big place) just for your dear old mum.

    And she does this……..

    Now I know of a few good care homes for altzheimers….

    April 11, 2007
  4. Lyle said:

    You don’t have to search tirelessly, hans – like I said yesterday, (or ) are both currently available…

    April 11, 2007
  5. Gordon said:

    great, here’s me trying to raise the standard of my blog, taking time to craft posts and what do you lot respond to..

    A knob gag.


    April 11, 2007
  6. mum said:

    hans – I decided long ago that as I wasn’t going to set a good example, I’m going to be a living warning!
    I knew a good care home once but I forget what it’s called……. as for the crepe au chocolat, no wonder it tasted funny if the brown stuff was gravy!

    April 11, 2007
  7. Lyle said:

    Lowest Common Denominator, Gordon, that’s where we’re at 🙂

    April 11, 2007
  8. hans stolte said:

    Hmm no, I had this once, it was a post it note saying : dentist….

    Did not put more thought than that into it mind you…

    Although at the dentists there was a black man there with the largest whitest teeth i ever seen, and i wondered if black people have more pain with extractions due to them having these mega healthy looking teeth.

    There back on topic…

    April 11, 2007

Comments are closed.