Music Played13 items
Leo Sayer Thunder In My Heart
Leo Sayer -The Definitive Hits Collec, Polygram Tv, 8
Olly Murs Oh My Goodness
In Case You Didn't Know, Epic, 1
Fantastic 80's - 3 (Various Artists), Sony Tv/Columbia
The Beach Boys Good Vibrations
Smiley Smile (Stereo Version), EMI
David Bowie Life On Mars
David Bowie - Best Of Bowie, EMI
W.E. O.S.T., Polydor, 12
The Only Ones Another Girl, Another Planet
John Peel Right Time, Wrong Speed 1977-1987 (Various Artists), Warner Music TV
Bruce Springsteen We Take Care Of Our Own
(CD Single), Columbia, 25
The Temptations Treat Her Like A Lady
From Motown With Love (Various Artists), K-Tel, 6
Four Tops Loco In Acapulco
The Ultimate Party (Various Artists), Hit Label
The Beatles Across The Universe
The Beatles : 1967-1970, Apple, 13
The Wedding Present Kennedy
Billy Bragg A New England
Back To Basics, Go Discs, 3
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Today's Confession: Can't Smile Without You
Father Simon and your fragrant collective.
I’ve been a dentist for a long time now, and I usually take life with a smile. Sometimes patients don't see the funny side of it, but I did something in the late 80's that still makes me smile every time I think about it. I’m going to pre-empt a verdict of not forgiven, but let’s see…
While I was a dental student, I liked to play pranks on fellow students, and sometimes even on the unsuspecting patient. This pranking used to go on for years and always ended with a great laugh. Well I was laughing anyway…
One day a very nervous lady came in to the surgery requesting the extraction of a tooth. Normally patients like that have got more deeper-rooted problems, but usually just want treatment that would relieve their pain. I did a quick examination for her, and it was just the one tooth I needed to remove. Due to her nerves, she kept staring at me and followed every move I made. I spent some time with her calming her nerves and assured her that she’d be fine. After a couple of minutes, she started to trust me and allowed me to numb the particular tooth for her. I asked her to relax in the chair for the anaesthetic to work and that I will attend to her in a few minutes as I'm going to attend to the patient in the surgery next door.
The Practice, which was on the first floor of a mall, had two surgeries. They were on the same side of the corridor and instead of normal doors, they had saloon type swinging doors – a bit like in old cowboy western bars. The one surgery door was painted pale blue and the other one lilac. My nervous patient was in the surgery with the blue door, but there was nobody next door. However, just around the corner of the Practice was a Goldsmith's workshop…
Over the past year I befriended the goldsmith whose name was Gary. Gary had a long red beard and long untidy hair. He normally started every morning very clean and handsome, but within a few hours in the workshop he will be covered black from working with the metal. He always wore a long leather apron and by lunch time, he would look like the devil. Instead of me attending another patient next door, I ran over to Gary and asked him if, in about 10 minutes time, he can bring in for me his long big pliers that he used to take the crucibles out of the furnace. I asked him to bring it straight to me into the surgery with the blue doors.
I went back to the patient, now much calmer, and checked if the tooth was numbed. We sat there talking for a few moments, when in burst Gary through the swing doors looking like the devil himself brandishing these immense big black pliers! The patient gave a massive shriek, fell out of the chair and crawled in behind me, whimpering in shock. Poor Gary also shrieked and ran out of the surgery. I stood there, and laughed like crazy!
Father Simon, I asked forgiveness from the patient for possibly putting her off dentists for the rest of her life – though I did fix her tooth eventually. I’d also like to apologise to Gary, as he never spoke to me again. Needless to say, I still have my moment sometimes, but choose my victims more carefully.