Overheard At The Dentists

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I was sat in the waiting room at the dentists yesterday afternoon, when I overheard a commotion in the reception area. As it was, it was wifey that was seeing the dentist, I was there only as her taxi driver.

A Hammer?

An irate guy turned up and although you couldn’t see him, you could hear him. He was greeted by the very nice receptionship with “Hello, what’s your name?”
The answer came back as, “I’ve got toothache, it’s killing me and it’s all the dentists’ fault!”
“Ah”, said the receptionist, “You want to see the dentist as an emergency patient?”
“Nooooo!!! The dentist hit my tooth with a hammer and I’ve had toothache ever since.”

See The Dentist

Several people in the waiting room were obviously nervous about seeing the dentist and gave a synchronised gasp! The shouting continued, “I’ve had toothache for 2 weeks!!! A hammer…..he hit my tooth with a hammer! It was fine before that.”
The receptionist was trying to calm him down. “If you want to see him now, I can make an emergency appointment so he’ll see you now.”
“Why would I want to see him?” Came the reply. “He hit my tooth with a hammer, the last person I want to see his him.”

Nervous?

This went on for a couple of minutes, the words hammer, dentist and toothache being shouted at ever increasing levels. There were interjections of “calm down, Sir” or “..you’re going to have to leave if you don’t stop shouting!”
I know, I would have been made more nervous had I been seeing the dentist, although it didn’t seem to faze my wife. Eventually, the situation resolved itself and Mr Tootache walked out of the building.

Chainsaw

It took me back a few years when I was having some dental work carried out. In the waiting room were two elderly women nattering away to each other. I wasn’t paying any attention until I overheard the one say, “Our Albert lost his teeth after an accident with the chain saw”!!! The mind really boggles at times. Oh well, keep smiling.

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25 Comments
  • susiesopinions
    May 2, 2019

    I would have been concerned too.

  • admin
    May 2, 2019

    It was all a strange situation, Susie.

  • Peter's pondering
    May 2, 2019

    That’s not fair. You really must find out the full story and let us know!

    • admin
      May 2, 2019

      I’m not sure I would want to know, Peter. πŸ™‚

  • Scott
    May 2, 2019

    Words often carry a powerful punch. We all immediately assume the chain saw was running. πŸ™‚

    • admin
      May 2, 2019

      Good point, Scott

  • Sue W
    May 2, 2019

    Love it! And as a former dental nurse (previous life) I understand exactly what he’s talking about. That’s what’s known as ‘hitting a nerve!

    • admin
      May 2, 2019

      Thanks, Sue. You’ve got to the root of it. πŸ˜‰

  • K. Alice Compeau
    May 3, 2019

    😳 your dentist office is a lot more interesting than mine.

    • admin
      May 3, 2019

      Thank you Alice, it was yesterday πŸ˜€

  • christineplouvier
    May 3, 2019

    Hammer Man’s obvious intent was to ruin the denist’s business. There are better reasons for – and better ways of – pitching a fit in public.

    • admin
      May 3, 2019

      I think you are right, Christine πŸ˜ƒ thank you

  • Mark Hodgson
    May 4, 2019

    I think i only got over my fear of the dentist when i left the uk and realised they weren’t all the same… πŸ™‚

    • admin
      May 4, 2019

      I think we’re all born with a fear of the dentists. There are good and not so good dentists everywhere

  • Deepak Singh
    May 6, 2019

    Going to dentist, means from this day on you will start losing your best teeths, because according to them those are the ones, that had to be removed in the first place.

    • admin
      May 6, 2019

      Oh, I hope not, Deepak πŸ˜€

  • Covert Novelist
    May 6, 2019

    I’d love to have known the why’s of that situation – chainsaw? lmao all I can say is ouch!

    • admin
      May 6, 2019

      I would have too. Thank you, covertnovelist.

  • roninjax
    May 7, 2019

    Yes, that would be cause for a little concern. Glad you and your wifey survived. πŸ™‚

    • admin
      May 7, 2019

      Thank you, Ron πŸ™‚

  • Jay
    May 8, 2019

    My, what lovely teeth you have!

    • admin
      May 8, 2019

      Haha, keep smiling. πŸ™‚

  • ESP
    May 16, 2019

    chain saw and the missing tooth, sounds like a writing prompt.

    • admin
      May 16, 2019

      Thank you, ESP, there was definitely a story there 😁

  • omordah1
    May 16, 2019

    Love the photo, funny, (crazy?) Little slice of life.




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