November 17th, 2004

rat on computer - 2

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So I have awakened, at 3:30am on the day I intend to go back to work after recovering from my little bout of stomach flu, with an intense pain in one of the teeth that they were working on last week. If I were to wake on a random night with this kind of pain, I would call it a toothache. As it is, I am calling it a take-four-Advil-and-see-what-happens. I've had a little random achy pain in the upper jaw and cheekbone on the side they were working on for the past few days, but nothing to write home about. This... well, I guess I'm writing home about it. I'd like it to stop now, so I can go back to sleep. If it doesn't come back, I can just say, "Gosh, that was strange." I've had my doubts about whether I'd get away without a root canal on that tooth, and I think my dentist has as well. I have a few more now. If I need a root canal, the dental fund -- AKA my savings account -- is kaput, finis, done, empty. Of course, that's not how one decides whether or not to have a root canal, and after the saga of #29 (sung in the lore of dentistry, passed down by oral tradition from generation to generation) I've learned not to screw around. I guess we'll see what morning brings.
rat on computer - 2

(no subject)

Dear NOW,

If you want to solicit any sort of support from me, please tell me what it is you want within the first, say, TWO MINUTES of the phone call, instead of going on and on and on about how President Bush is going to ban abortion and limit our reproductive freedoms without taking a breath between sentences. I wasn't sure if you wanted money, in which case we could have quickly determined that I am rather lacking in that department, or if you just wanted me to sit and listen. But since no response or participation seemed required on my part, I eventually hung up. I realize people stay on the phone for longer if you don't give them the opportunity to say "no" to something right off the bat, but geez.

(Also, the caller was male, and I was kind of curious whether he was a volunteer or if they hire out call centers or what, but we did not get into a personal conversation.)