Thursday, January 7, 2010

cabin in the woods, anyone?

My tattoo is peely. And itchy.

And I got in a little fight with my daughter's dental hygienist today:

Me: Hello kind and gentle hygienist lady. I was just wondering...my daughter's face is really, like um, droopy from the Novocaine. Like, mega. Way more than I am used to seeing. Is that still within the realm of normal?

Bad Lady: That's what Novocaine DOES. ( says "does"really slow-like so I can follow her and laughs derisively). Novocaine NUMBS you. (Again speaking slowly and being sure to ENUNCIATE. Then looks at me like I'm a toy poodle with a brain the size of a split pea.)

Me: Um, I know what Novocaine does...I'm not an idiot...

Then we had a little showdown staring contest as the waiting room became hushed.

It was actually kind of fun....Is that wrong?


Image via Scout and Catalogue

5 comments:

Melissa de la Fuente said...

No, it's not wrong....we secretly all want to do that. And, there is nothing worse than someone talking to you like you are a toy poodle! :)
xo
Melis

susan said...

reminds me of that scene in "Babe" when the sheep speak to the dogs and vice versa -- "they spoke slowly as everyone knew that dental hygenists were the dumbest animals on the planet".
... i despise it when a health worker treats anyone like dirt.... good work.

E.M. said...

oh how glad i am to have read that. i'm an 'aspiring' hygienist. weird? yea. i know.

i itch to graduate. 5 month count down. woo!

i pinky swear, to not degrade by toy poodle talking anyone throughout my hygiene career.

cross my heart.

Leililaloo said...

This woman seems to be really teeth grindingly anoying! I would enjoy having a nice discussion with her as well.

Karen Meyers and Mary Sweeney said...

might not be wrong......unless you're the next one in the chair!