I went to see my dentist today. It did not go well. Mid-cavity-filling visit, I made an announcement:
Marinka: I am feeling pain.
Dentist: You are not feeling pain.
Marinka: I am feeling pain and discomfort and I demand to see the Patient’s Bill of Rights.
Dentist: You have no rights. Stop talking.
Marinka: I do not feel respected as a patient and human being.
Dentist: If you want to be respected as a human being, stop being huge pain in ass.
Marinka: I know my rights.
Dentist: And I know mine. I am referring you to a different dentist.
Marinka: Why? Don’t refer me out!
Dentist: You are what we call “difficult patient”.
Marinka: I can’t go to another dentist. I can’t and I won’t.
Dentist: ..and you have an unpleasant personality in dental chair. Very unpleasant.
Marinka: Give me another chance!
Dentist: I’ll think about it.
Marinka: Thank you, Mama. I love you!
Dentist: I love you too, Marinka. But I don’t envy the dentist who treats you after I’m gone.
Dentist: Because you are pain in ass.
One year ago ...
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