Tea and Sympathy ( a movie based on a play which was based on a book and which caused quite a stir when it was released in 1956 because of its subject matter. Deborah Kerr is superb in this movie. Click here to find out more.)
My Wife: “So how was the dental appointment?”
Me (with tears of pain while cradling my jaw in my hand): “It was terrible! I am in such pain.”
My Wife: ” C’mon, it can’t be that bad. Surely the dentist gave you a local anesthetic so you shouldn’t have felt any pain.”
Me (slurring my words on account of pain); “That was then. The effect of the anesthetic has now wore off.”
My Wife: “Why should there be any pain now? It was a root canal procedure. The nerve is supposed to have been removed.”
Me: “Are you kidding? First he drills, then he probes, then he uses these medieval wire files and he scrubs the nerve our of the root canals, then he crams in some kind of filler and uses this sharp metal probe to hammer it in. My whole jaw is sore.”
My Wife: “Ah, you just have a low pain threshold.”
Me: “I have it on good authority from a fellow blogger (geewits) that it is more painful than childbirth.”
My Wife: “How does she know?”
Me: “Because she has gone through both and she says she’d rather go through childbirth!”
My Wife: “You know what I think? I …..think…….that …….you ……are ……a……..DRAMA QUEEN!”
Epilogue: I got no sympathy and I also got no tea.
Epi-epilogue: I am however joining my wife for a week on the beaches of Bali. Beaches at last. I’ll try to post if I can.