Friday, September 29, 2006
This morning I'm going to see my NHS1 dentist2 for a check-up3. It's her last day before she goes private4. I hope I don't have to come back for a filling5.
1 The National Health Service is a quaint British institution which is meant to offer poor and rich people the same level of medical treatment.
2 A dentist is state-appointed sadist in a white coat.
3 A check-up is five minutes of tooth-poking during which you get to stare intimately up the nostrils of a caring health professional.
4 Private dentistry is the same as NHS dentistry, only ten times more expensive and with a tooth-whitening option.
5 Damn the government's insane dental reforms.
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