October 28

I visited the dentist for the first time in my life when I was a twenty year old college student (and looked like a full grown adult). I had the first appointment of the afternoon. “Take the first seat,” the receptionist told me. When I walked back there were two chairs, a big one and a small one, and after debating which one to take (for far too long) I sat in the small one in all my youthful humility.

That was the dentist’s chair.

When the dental hygienist saw where I had sat, she tried so hard to hold back her laughter, but I could tell. My teeth hurt, and now I was burning red with embarrassment.

What an unforgettable, hilarious first experience at the dentist.

-From “Verbal Goofs”