I visit the dentist about three times per year and every time I go I have the same thought; ‘they really need to update their slideshow.’ Yes, it is an odd thing to think, when you are stuck in a chair with your mouth open for nearly an hour. But, with nothing to do but stare at an elevated TV screen I at least want the pictures scrolling by to transport me to a peaceful place. The pictures on the screen in my dentist’s office have not been updated in at least ten years and I am a bit tired of waterfalls.
I suppose an alternative would be to listen to the chatter of the hygienist; mine is intent on torturing me with questions, by the way. Why do they do that? We have had at least three different hygienists during the past fifteen years, and each one has a different approach. There was the ‘let me tell you about my miserable life’ one, the ‘my kids are so wonderful one’, and now we have the ‘this is what’s going on in your mouth one.’ I really detest this one the most because she makes me feel neglectful. By the time I leave, I am convinced my teeth will fall out before the next visit.
So, I tune out and watch the same old waterfalls scroll by. I am strongly considering loading a few of my favorite photographs on a thumb drive and taking it with me for the next visit. It might look something like this.
Not a waterfall in the bunch! And, yes, this was a shameless opportunity to share some of my favorite photographs from the past year. Happy Sunday!