Today’s post is about me. I feel like complaining a little, so I will… I’m hurting and looking for sympathy.
On Oct.22 I went to the dentist because I had an old filling that broke. He wanted to change it. At times, when drinking hot or cold, it would hurt, so before it got bad, I thought it would be a preventive treatment. $200.00 later I came out of there, frozen, and with some discomfort. At first I thought it was normal, it was on a molar after all, so I took some Advil and tried to forget about it. From experience (I did work in a dental office for a few years) I knew that a little pain was normal. The gums often get a beating during a big filling job.
As time went by it wasn’t really getting better. So I called my dentist, and was told to come in. He did some more work, filing it down since it was a bit too big, and told me to avoid chewing on it, hot and cold for a good two weeks.
I have been doing just that! The throbbing never stops, the last two days it feels like the pain shoots out for one tooth to another. My lower jaw hurts and that problem tooth is on top. I’m in pain and I don’t think I ever had toothache in 40 years. I always took care of my teeth and the only “mouth pains” I’ve had, besides from the braces, were little ulcers here and there. Nothing like what I’ve been enduring the past few weeks. He’s talking root canal, I’m talking pain be gone! Seeing him again today at 3pm.
To add to my pain, our kitchen cabinet doors were supposed to be installed last Wednesday. The team never showed up. When I called the head office I was simply told: “Oh, there was a problem at another site, they won’t be coming today”. I was furious. I waste a whole day waiting for them. One guy showed up the next day, with 9 doors. Our kitchen has 28 doors. Do you think I did the “dance of joy” around this guy? Believe me, I did not!
When will it EVER end? It’s one thing after the other, and it’s never quite done right. Why don’t people take any pride in what they do anymore? What ever happened to pleasing your customer? Don’t any of those people believe in repeat customers?
There’s this general nonchalance that is worrying me. If we all don’t give a f*ck, eventually we will return to our savage ways, and then what? Well, come to think of it, maybe it will alleviate some frustrations to club someone once in a while! I sure would have like to last week!
For now, I’m going to club myself to get rid of this excruciating pain… oye!