First off, a quick apology. The video post hasn't quite come to fruition just yet. Sorry. I'll continue working on it and practicing in order to make it a GREAT video post. Hmmm... I really need to stop making promises like this.
I was at the dentist last night for my regular six-month check up. Everything was fine. Not at all like one of my previous experiences with Hygienist Ratchet. This hygienist was awesome. Very nice, professional, great chair-side manner, and pretty.
Yes, I'm happily married, but I, like anybody else, still notice when someone is pretty. And she was. No question about it. And there are times when this is a bonus. When you're sitting in a chair with someone looming over you prying your jaw open and scraping at your teeth with sharp metal implements, wouldn't you agree that having a really congenial and good-looking person goes a long way toward easing you through the process? And, no, this is not a sexist thing because I'm sure women would agree as well.
Of course, this theory backfires if you're going to visit your doctor to have some, er, issue in a precarious location examined closely.
That's when it dawned on me... the dental profession has it all wrong. We shouldn't be scheduling appointments with dentists, we should be scheduling them with hygienists. Think about it... if all goes well and even if we have minor problems, we see the hygienist for a far greater amount of time during the appointment than our dentist. Last night, I was with the hygienist for a half hour scraping, talking, scraping, laughing, scraping.
I saw the dentist for all of three minutes, literally. The last several times I've been in there, it's been the same story even during trips in which a cavity is discovered. Except, in those cases, the dentist might stay for five to eight minutes only to tell me I need to schedule another appointment to have it filled. That's when I really see the dentist, during those follow-up visits.
Hey, that's how I feel and I'm sticking to it.
Totally Unrelated Aside (TUA): Criminal Minds is finally back! Oh how Katie and I have missed you. In one short year of watching this show, it has quickly become one of our favorite dramas and we've been renting the DVDs on Netflix to catch up on past seasons.
However, did any of you watch last night's episode of CM? If you did, I'm curious if you noticed something peculiar.
As you know, most of the team were with SSA Rossi (Joe Mantegna) investigating his 20-year-old "one that got away" case. (POTENTIAL SPOILERS) While in Indianapolis trying to track down the carnival clown that became the prime suspect, did you catch the bit where Prentiss (Paget Brewster) and Rossi are talking with the carnival master? During their informal interview, Prentiss is standing in front of a sign with the big, bold-faced word "LEGACY" on it. Not sure what it was for, don't really care. But, at one point, and only for a second, Prentiss shifts a little bit and her head covers the "LE" on the sign so what you can still see reads "GACY." Intentional? Considering the person they catch is a clown, I'm wondering. Just one of those very subtle nods from the cameraman, editor, or director, but still. Very creepy and cool if you actually see it.