Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Actually, I Bought Five

My dentist fixed four fillings today—actually five—but said he wouldn’t charge for the fifth, because . . . I can’t remember why, because in the 25 years I’ve been under his care, I don’t recall him giving me anything more than a toothbrush.
     My second shock came with the bill: $649.
     “You should buy a lottery ticket,” said Barbara. “The 6/49 draw is tonight.”
     And so, wondering if the responsibility for booking appointments mightn’t give her some heightened sense of future events, I decided to try my luck. One in 13,983,816, precisely a fart’s chance in a windstorm.


  1. good luck (and you WILL need it). I had root canal last Wednesday. Bull was $1090. He'll submit it to my insurance, but I had to make the initial outlay...
    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

  2. You won't win if you don't buy a ticket...good LUCK! lol

    abcw team

  3. I hope that you do win a LOTTERY, enough to pay your bill with a LOT LEFT over for a LOVELY vacation! Kate, ABC Team

  4. i buy lottery tickets every now and then...good luck! surprise your dentist when you win.:p

    L is for...

  5. Don't scare me! I need to have a chipped tooth fixed!

  6. There was this joke I heard. A man prayed everyday to win a lottery. He never did. Once he got so annoyed and desperate he cursed God for not making him win. A next moment he feels like he has been slapped really hard and a voice that said "Buy the ticket first" !! ;)

    PhenoMenon, ABCW Team

  7. Good luck! Medical expenses here is getting expensive too.

  8. 649!?!?! Oh my goodness. I am going to brush my teeth right now!

    I never have any luck with lotteries. I buy the tickets and will have spent my winnings (in my head anyway) before the draw. I never win though, unless you count the five euros I won (I paid 30 for the two tickets...)

  9. Hahaha funny but true. Dental bills are expensive. My dentist give me the same (toothbrush as well) lol.

    Catching up with ABC. Got busy the past couple of days and just now have the time to visit entries.

    Leaping Chipmunk
    Rose, ABC Wednesday Team


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