I went to the dentist this morning and have two annoying things to write about as a result. The first, and lesser of the two, is how I hate it when magazines do not have page numbers on all of their pages. I see a blurb on the front cover about an article I want to read. Great. First, I have to search through all the pages of ads at the beginning of the magazine for the elusive Table of Contents. Finally, I find out what page the article is on, but as I flip through the magazine I don't see any page numbers! What is really embarrassing is that I have no concept of how far into the magazine page 99, for example, would be. Is it near the back? The front? I still have not found a single page number as a frame of reference. Ads, ads, more ads. I'm flipping like a mad-woman, trying to find the article before they call me back to get my teeth cleaned. Why can't magazines be a little more user friendly? My favorite thing is those magazines that have the page number printed next to the front cover blurbs. Then at least you can skip the Table of Contents and cut your search time down to 5-10 minutes.
But even more annoying than scrambling through a magazine like an idiot, is the feeling that my dentist is trying to cheat me. Cody and I are starting to suspect that our dentist is pushing treatments on us that are not really necessary in order to make more money. Today I was told I need two crowns on teeth that were not even mentioned 6 months ago at my last cleaning. I asked how there had been such a drastic change in such a short time and was told that things can change that quickly. I am just not sure. I think I am going to get a second opinion before I have any more work done. So if anyone has a great dentist they want to recommend, please email me!