Today, this really isn't very funny.
It's very true.
My parents both have wonderful teeth.
My one and only sister has nice teeth.
I do not.
I had a rotten tooth pulled before I even started school.
I had braces.
I've had fillings.
I've had gaps.
I've had extractions.
I've had reactions from pain medicines
But, I'd rather GO to the dentist
and deal with the pain THEY can inflict,
rather than live with the pain
my own teeth have caused me.
I like dentists.
My real dentist is an Iron Man.
He wears funny socks.
He swims, then rides his bike, then runs.
Let's talk about pain.
If a preacher tells you he's going to have to tell you the truth,
it will probably hurt.
If a doctor tells you to take a breath....
you better prepare yourself for something unpleasant.
If a dentist tells you a shot is going to hurt,
Pain comes in many forms.
The pain you get from getting your finger pinched between two bricks
is nothing like the dark feeling of pain your soul can have.
Falling off of a bike feels nothing like worrying about
somebody's welfare, happiness or safety.
Stubbing your toe hurts, but it's different than having to call
your insurance company to report a claim.
A claim that was your fault.
Because you're dumb.
The pain of getting bit by a stray dog isn't the same kind of
pain you feel when you LOSE a beloved dog.
The pain of missing a loved one isn't anything
like the pain of healing up after a surgery.
But it's all going to be pain in some form.
Pain is Pain
It can be a noun:
(now there's a nice word....TORMENT)
It can be a verb:
(used with object)