I have 2 movies I enjoyed so much I wanted to recommend them briefly.
Tammy starring Melissa McCarthy and Susan Sarandon:
I am admittedly a huge fan of Melissa, but even I was skeptical about this movie. It was such a pleasant surprise. It’s kinda corny, very funny, heartwarming and just might make you shed a tear. The characters are all vulnerable in their own way and it makes for an endearing storyline.
Bad Words starring Jason Bateman:
Truly hysterical in its ability to toss around harsh digs and undeserving bullying, this movie is both a journey of discovery, friendship, and a bit of revenge. The meanness of the main character is done in such a way that even though you deep down would die if it was your child, you are so busy laughing it does not phase you. There is one scene in particular that crosses such a line and yet I never laughed harder at a scene in a movie. And it all revolves around a Spelling Bee.
I will admit I am an anti-dentite. If you have never seen this Seinfeld episode, this means you are anti-dentist, hating of all things dental. I’ve had some pretty awful experiences at quite a few different dentist offices. One involved being drowned in a sea of my own saliva and the water sprayer that left me gagging and drenched from the chest up. But this isn’t about my loathing of dentists. This is actually about germs. Germs at the dentist.
I know they sterilize the instruments that they put in your mouth. They take them out of the sealed packaging, lay them out in a certain order and on it goes. What I’ve noticed time and again however, is dentists and their assistants put on their gloves then proceed to touch everything in the near vicinity after they’ve put their hands in your mouth, and again, after they have touched everything. They touch the switch that lowers and raises your chair. They grab the handle of the big light above you and adjust it. They grab tons of drawer handles to get things out. They grab the computer mouse and keyboard to make a note or check something. They touch the xray machine thing that touches your cheek. They adjust the stool they are sitting in. They adjust their glasses, head light, face mask, hair.
I seriously doubt they wipe down every single surface in that room between each patient. I cringe after every cabinet closes and back in my mouth that gloved hand goes.
This is a request to anyone working in my mouth for any reason. Please do not put your gloves on until you have everything you need in front of you and ready to go, and if you do need to touch a non-sterilized surface, for the love of God, change your gloves after you do. I will pay for a new pair.