OK, so I'm at the dentist this afternoon - nothing major, just something I've been putting off for a while - and the dental assistant is doing her thing with my teeth - my mouth is wired open (I think I was able to tune into radio transmissions for a while) - and I've got my eyes closed, my glasses off, trying to relax in the chair, while listening to the piped in muzak.
Suddenly, I can tell she's really getting into her work - she's leaning against my face and getting quite vigorous about whatever she's doing to my tooth. Then it dawned on me.... ummm... hello.... your breast is in my eye!!! Except my mouth is frozen and wired so that all that's coming out is unintelligible garble... and drool (from being wired open, not because it's the least bit "interesting").
So I'm thinking to myself, if I push her away from my face, she looks the type that would clock me for sexually harassing her... if I say anything to her about it, she'll be embarrassed and might screw up my tooth... if I wait a couple more minutes, she'll be done and I might have an interesting story to share with Mr Scully... Finally, it occurs to me that they said I could give them a signal to stop what they are doing. I raise my left hand. She stops. She backs away. Thank goodness I have a cold that's lingering... I grabbed my Kleenex™ and coughed into it... and scratched my hand on the hardware that was keeping my mouth open (and drooling).
When I let her get back to her work, she wasn't nearly as close as before. Sometimes having germs has its advantages.
Just thought I'd share. Anyone else have any interesting stories from the dentist's office?