Friday, 23 September 2005

Trouble with private dentists

They just don't have a range of down-market glossy mags in the waiting room and I was so looking forward to seeing pics of Jordan's wedding! They have Harpers and Queen with page after page of tat, oops, meant adverts, for glossy stuff; and I was disappointed they didn't have National Geographic like they normally do. Now I really like that. All those glossy pics of far away places like the Grand Canyon or deep under the sea of amazing coral or magical pics of chemical patterns.

It just about sums me up really. Either a National Geographic type or a trashy weekly celebrity gossip type. I buy neither and so look forward to whatever I can get in waiting rooms.

I'm still in some pain from the after effects of having the toothy pegs removed but decided that as I cut right down on the pain killers - just one dose much earlier today - that I could finish off the red wine and hopefully it will finish me off too into a deep sleep. Yes, I know it is just after 6pm but I was hungry so we're fed and I'm definitely watered or rather wined.

Original Comments:

Milt Bogs said...

My dentist specialises in Homes & Gardens, What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision and Readers bloody Digest. As a private patient I feel I should be consulted about the reading material available to me. Duane, the mad barber, has The Sun. I try to visit him as little as possible.

Friday, September 23, 2005 8:08:00 PM

Mama Mouse said...

Most of my doctors (but NOT my dentist) have a very good selection of magazines to read. The problem always comes when the door opens and they call my name ... and I have to put the book DOWN~! And it is ALWAYS right in the middle of something riveting! ARRrrrrgh!

Friday, September 23, 2005 10:02:00 PM

jane said...

doris, i'm glad you aren't in too much pain. I'm such a coward at the dentist, but YOU are my inspiration because you said long ago, you too are a coward. And if you can do it, so can i.
my dentist has some sports magazines, hi-fi (Milt i'll trade you hi-fi for readers digest!)
National Geographic is 1 of my favorites. but i only subscribe to 2 cooking magazines & mary engelbreit.

Friday, September 23, 2005 11:04:00 PM

Helen said...

I have to say I sure do miss those "Highlights" mags. Always my favorite choice at the dentist's. Feel better and eat well!

Saturday, September 24, 2005 2:25:00 PM

DaFFy said...

Oh don't get me started on dentists :(
I have issues with putting the children of my dentist through college.
And he has lousy magazines, too

Sunday, September 25, 2005 8:22:00 AM

Anji said...

Sorry I missed all that, hope the pain is just a memory now. I took one of my sons for a brain scan a few years back and they had the most incredible art magazines in the waiting room. I got a second go at them because we had to wait for the results! Fortunatley we didn't have to go back, I did wonder if I could sneak back and pretend to be waiting.

Sunday, September 25, 2005 10:00:00 AM

doris said...

Just to say I am in a great deal of pain and reckon something is not right. Am holding out for the dentist to open tomorrow morning. Everything looks OK in my mouth - apart from the swelling. More news another time.

Sunday, September 25, 2005 7:13:00 PM

Karen said...

Our dentist has a box of toys for the kids to play with - I felt a bit of a fool when on my last visit the receptionist spotted me playing with the toys - I was there by myself...

Sunday, September 25, 2005 8:31:00 PM

Z said...

I always take something to read with me to the dentist or doctors or where-ever.
been a subscriber to National Geographic for about 10 years, maybe more. Wonderful publication.

Hope the dental pain are just after pains and goes away pronto.

Tuesday, September 27, 2005 5:23:00 PM

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