“It made sense at the time....”

Since: May 09

Itasca, IL

#41 Mar 7, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text> Always a fantastic idea for a business to laugh in the face of a potential client. I'm sure that fosters great word of mouth advertising and repeat business.
and im sure it reassures the prospective patient taht s/he is in good care...

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#42 Mar 7, 2013
There are some good dentists in the downtown St. Paul Skyway, and at least two are very upfront in their signage outside their entryways that they specialize in patients who are afraid of going to the dentist.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Braidwood, IL

#43 Mar 7, 2013
Sublime1 wrote:
<quoted text>
You need to take a math class. Family of 5, minus the two parents, equals 3 kids, plus another on the way.
$10 buck for birthdays and another 10 for Christmas, times 4. Is 80 bucks, not a hundred or more. She's somewhat a co-parent to these kids and a very important part of their lives. These aren't just somebody's brats. I think a small gift is appropriate.
I'll work on my math when you work on your reading comprehension.

"I'm tired of the gift-buying and really can't afford to do it anymore."

While $80 bucks in extra gift-giving a year may not seem like a lot for YOU, it can be quite a hardship for a nanny making 2 dollars an hour.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Braidwood, IL

#44 Mar 7, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
"Any dentist worth his salt should laugh in your face if you ask for nitrous for a teeth cleaning. That's like asking a dr to put you under so he can take your blood pressure."
What a stupid, ignorant statement.
Thanks for your opinion. Can you elaborate?

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Braidwood, IL

#45 Mar 7, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text> Always a fantastic idea for a business to laugh in the face of a potential client. I'm sure that fosters great word of mouth advertising and repeat business.
My point was, if you need to be "put under" for a teeth cleaning, you need to find your big-boy (or girl) pants and put them on.

This speaks more to the pussification of America. Things are unpleasant. Learn to deal. I hate needles. But I'm not about to ask to be knocked out so they can draw blood.

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#46 Mar 7, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
<quoted text>
My point was, if you need to be "put under" for a teeth cleaning, you need to find your big-boy (or girl) pants and put them on.
This speaks more to the pussification of America. Things are unpleasant. Learn to deal. I hate needles. But I'm not about to ask to be knocked out so they can draw blood.
And that's just silly. Things are unpleasant so one should just live with it instead of exploring options to mitigate the unpleasantness? Child birth is pretty unpleasant. Should women be ridiculed for wanting an epidural. What about stitching up a wound? Who cares if we have safe ways to numb the pain. Wouldn't want someone to think you're a pussy

“What's it to ya?”

Since: Mar 09

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#48 Mar 7, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text>And that's just silly. Things are unpleasant so one should just live with it instead of exploring options to mitigate the unpleasantness? Child birth is pretty unpleasant. Should women be ridiculed for wanting an epidural. What about stitching up a wound? Who cares if we have safe ways to numb the pain. Wouldn't want someone to think you're a pussy
Agreed. If someone gets a cut on their leg that gets infected, instead of antibiotics we should use the edog method and just cut the fuc*(*r off. Why should we do anything like embracing all of the knowledge/technology/scientifi c and medical advances we've made over the past couple hundred thousand years? Wouldn't want to seem WEAK or anything.

“Not a real reg”

Since: Jan 13

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#49 Mar 7, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
<quoted text>
My point was, if you need to be "put under" for a teeth cleaning, you need to find your big-boy (or girl) pants and put them on.
This speaks more to the pussification of America. Things are unpleasant. Learn to deal. I hate needles. But I'm not about to ask to be knocked out so they can draw blood.
A lot of people have legitimate fears. The LW was asking for opinions/ideas so that maybe she could help herself improve and not be so afraid.

It must be really difficult to be so perfect. Your blow-up Barbie must be really proud.

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#50 Mar 7, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
<quoted text>
Thanks for your opinion. Can you elaborate?
I did in other posts. It's a respected, long-trusted aspect of dentistry. The fact taht YOU know nothing about it doesn't make it fraudulent.

Since: Jan 10

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#51 Mar 7, 2013
If I were pregnant and planning my labor/delivery, I'd put at the top of the list: "I want to have this baby as god and mother nature intended: NUMB FROM THE NECK DOWN."

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Braidwood, IL

#52 Mar 7, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text>And that's just silly. Things are unpleasant so one should just live with it instead of exploring options to mitigate the unpleasantness? Child birth is pretty unpleasant. Should women be ridiculed for wanting an epidural. What about stitching up a wound? Who cares if we have safe ways to numb the pain. Wouldn't want someone to think you're a pussy
What the fk are you gibbering about!??!

You're comparing the scraping of a tooth with child births and open wounds??

Do you ask your barber to numb your skull before giving you a haircut?!
pde

Gilberts, IL

#53 Mar 7, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
<quoted text>
What the fk are you gibbering about!??!
You're comparing the scraping of a tooth with child births and open wounds??
Do you ask your barber to numb your skull before giving you a haircut?!
I don't need to have laughing gas to have my teeth cleaned, but the combination of the scraping + the vibration from the polishing pretty reliably gives me a migraine headache. So I always schedule my teeth cleaning so that it is either at the end of a day, or I can go home rather than back to work.

My coworker who needs a dentist who does offer gas had some pretty awful and traumatic experiences with very poor dentists as a kid. I'm not going to question her need of gas to even have a cleaning. For the record, she's had two kids without an epidural.

Dentistry is complex.

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#54 Mar 7, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
<quoted text>
What the fk are you gibbering about!??!
You're comparing the scraping of a tooth with child births and open wounds??
Yes. You think everyone has the same pain threshhold? Since dentistry is bearable for you, then anyone with a lower pain threshhold is just a whiner and needs to suck it up despite the fact that there is a viable alternative to just sucking it up? Regardless of the fact that you refuse to recognize it, this world is not one size fits all. Just because you place no value on a particular servie being offered service being offered does not mean no one else deserves to have the option open to them

“I looked, and behold,”

Since: Aug 08

Location hidden

#55 Mar 7, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
<quoted text>I'll work on my math when you work on your reading comprehension.

"I'm tired of the gift-buying and really can't afford to do it anymore."

While $80 bucks in extra gift-giving a year may not seem like a lot for YOU, it can be quite a hardship for a nanny making 2 dollars an hour.
She's probably spending way more than $10 per kid and that's why she can't afford it. My suggestion was to cut back on the amount she spends.

Average nanny makes between 9 and 12 an hour, not $2.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Braidwood, IL

#56 Mar 7, 2013
Sublime1 wrote:
Average nanny makes between 9 and 12 an hour, not $2.
And the average barista makes 8 dollars an hour and is 16 and lives with her parents.

Ever try to support yourself on 9-12 dollars an hour? Rent, car payment, insurance, gas, food, utilities, credit cards, college loans, legal fees, fines, restitution, and counseling?

Aint easy.(not that I would know...)

Reasonable to think that one wouldn't have an extra 80 dollars to throw around at Christmas time for her employers' children.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Braidwood, IL

#57 Mar 7, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text>Yes. You think everyone has the same pain threshhold? Since dentistry is bearable for you, then anyone with a lower pain threshhold is just a whiner and needs to suck it up despite the fact that there is a viable alternative to just sucking it up? Regardless of the fact that you refuse to recognize it, this world is not one size fits all. Just because you place no value on a particular servie being offered service being offered does not mean no one else deserves to have the option open to them
Sorry, will not engage in such a ridiculously incomparable comparison.
Thank you, come again.
Julie

Chicago, IL

#58 Mar 7, 2013
LW1: You need to google dentists near you who provide "sedation dentistry."
There are many, many people who are terrified of going to the dentist, and sedation dentistry has become a big business. Good luck.
Kuuipo

Salinas, CA

#59 Mar 7, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
If I were pregnant and planning my labor/delivery, I'd put at the top of the list: "I want to have this baby as god and mother nature intended: NUMB FROM THE NECK DOWN."
Ha! A good friend of mine told her doctor, "To hell with this 'natural childbirth', I don't want to feel ANY pain!"

“I looked, and behold,”

Since: Aug 08

Location hidden

#60 Mar 7, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
<quoted text>And the average barista makes 8 dollars an hour and is 16 and lives with her parents.

Ever try to support yourself on 9-12 dollars an hour? Rent, car payment, insurance, gas, food, utilities, credit cards, college loans, legal fees, fines, restitution, and counseling?
You forgot weed and beer.

Whatever! She could easily get a job at night working the pole. Instead of telling lap dance customers she's using her stripper funds to pay for college she can tell them she's using the money to buy kids she nannies for $10 Ben and Jerry's gift cards for their birthday and christmas, dammit. Is that so f'ing hard!!?

:D
Julie

Chicago, IL

#61 Mar 7, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
"Any dentist worth his salt should laugh in your face if you ask for nitrous for a teeth cleaning. That's like asking a dr to put you under so he can take your blood pressure."
What a stupid, ignorant statement.
Considering the source, are you surprised? Seriously?

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