Monday, January 05, 2009

What's the difference between discomfort and pain?

Just ask a dentist: "Now, don't worry. You won't feel any pain at all. No pain whatsoever. Just a certain amount of discomfort..."

However, they appear to feel much the same...


Maria said...

I think the knowledge of discomfort is often more discomforting than the thought of pain is painful.

Or whatever.

Alexis, Baron von Harlot said...

Did you hear about the Buddhist who refused novocain during root canal therapy?

She wanted to transcend dental medication.

The Topiary Cow said...

Dearie me.

Sounds like somebody has knuckled under to the molar-removal men.


Best wishes for a moory recovery.


Anonymous said...

"There might be some discomfort" according to my ophthalmologist just before he lasered my eye. Argh!

TimT said...

I wish, your Topiary Cowness. The dentist just did some preliminary gouging and prodding. I've got months of masochism and paranoia to enjoy yet - including a scheduled appointment with their 'oral consultant', and a wisdom teeth operation after that, and possibly a filling after that, along with the concomitant paranoia and hypochondria that comes with the waiting. Huzzah!

TimT said...

Classic, Baron Von. I'm sure I've told you this one before, but...

The Buddha walks into a pizza store and says, 'Make me one with everything.'

TimT said...

Anonymous, opthamology is all fun and games until someone loses an eye! Har har... cough. Um. Yes.

Maria said...

Ha Ha, TimT.

I was on the train, TimT, today, and I overheard a Catholic grilling this lady about her volunteer job. The lady was a volunteer tour guide at the Baha'i (spelling?) temple, and the Catholic woman wanted to know about their teachings.

the lady proceeded to say it was all about the "Three Onenesses, it's all about the Three Onenesses"

I couldn't help thinking to myself at the time if they were so big on oneness, then why did they make three of 'em, instead of bringing them together as one?

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