Wednesday, April 21, 2010
A party political broadcast from the Hammie Party
I go to the dentist rather a lot. Not because I have bad teeth as I grew up in Melbourne with flouridation and I have marvellously strong and healthy teeth. (that glow in the dark - not really)
But because I lost a tooth in an accident when I was a kid and have spent practically my whole life getting it replaced by different means.
The dentist I have is really nice - but the work isn't very good. I get something done, I eat a sandwich and it breaks. I go back and get it fixed. There is discussion of why it broke that involves what is wrong with me and my mouth and how if I pay a bit more I can get a better solution. So I pay a bit more and I go home and it breaks.
So then I go back, get it fixed again - and then totally change my behaviour to try and ensure it doesn't break again. I now eat Toblerone one piece at a time, with my side and back teeth only.
And at no point do I entertain the idea of complaining or changing dentists; as he is a terribly personable fellow and he always manages to make me feel that whatever has gone wrong is not his fault, and is fixable; if I just invest a bit more of my money.
I feel a bit the same way about our current government.
Maybe it's time for a change.