Saturday, 16 January 2010

Sat. 16 Jan 2010

Well one thing you can be sure of:  I'm glad I never made any rash promises about posting every day in 2010.  It's probably just as well really or none of us would ever get round to reading them all, never mind commenting.


Yesterday I went to the dentist for my 6-monthly check up.  You have to do that... have to go...in order to keep your NHS dental registration up to date.   If you don't you'll be cast adrift, set aside, sidelined.  No messing about, no second chances, that - is - it,  make your own way!  Dentists who will take on National Health Service patients are like gold dust and your average man-in-the-street can't afford private treatment.  So if you're not registered and you get a toothache........prepare to suffer.  

Keith keeps up his registration too even though he has not a tooth in his head because they check your mouth for signs of anything nasty, like cancer, that you might not notice.  He goes annually but even so............he does sometimes wonder whether he, the Toothless One, is taking up a space that somebody with teeth might need.


£16.50 it costs and that covers the check-up and a scale and polish - even if you're toothless!  Keith still has to pay £16.50 even though he has no tussie pegs to scrub up.  He just drops his in a bath of Steradent every night and Bob's your uncle!


Not very fair, is it?


Different topic now.  Hair.   My whole life I have lived with hair that is a permanent mess:  "have you combed your hair today?",  "isn't it time you had that lot cut off?".  Lately A Truth has dawned on me:  I got the wrong head, a bloke was meant to have it.  I know chaps who spend HOURS in front of a mirror trying to get hair like mine.  They wax it and wet it and gel it and spray it, all to get it to look as if they just got out of bed.  My question is this:  Does any guy out there want to swap.  My hair is in a perfect bed-head the very second I get up and it stays like it all day without any chemical assistance.  An organic bed head you might say.  You can squirt it with water, stick a hat on it......comb it all you like.........hang it out the window in a force 9 gale.  It'll be perfect.  You too could have hair that looks as if it's been cut with blunt scissors while your finger's stuck in an electric socket.


See you soon
xxxxxx

12 comments:

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Count your blessings on that 16.50 check up...I don't have dental insurance of any kind and believe me it does cost a lot. Needless to say I only go when I have to. As for hair it only goes one way and that is a straight down bob. I've tried all sorts to jazz my self up a bit, but this old gray hair is doubly stubborn and so that is what I wear. It's easy to care for anyway just wash and blow it dry. Even though you don't post every day, I always have to laugh when I read your entries.

Joyce said...

I have insurance and have not been to the dentist in about 2 years and really need to go but I have a bad fear because I go in without a complaint and then come out with all sorts of issues that they have to drill and fill. Your hair post made me laugh:)
Joyce

Marie said...

Oh Angie, you do make me smile! You make me giggle too! Love you to bits, and your bedhead hair. I have that kind of hair too, but being long I can catch it up in a ponytail and pretend that it isn't. I had no idea I was entitled to NHS dentistry until just recently. I have been struggling to pay the full price all these years when I didn't have to. Glad I cottoned on to it now though. It's so much better to only have to come up with the smaller amount! HOpe you are having a great Sunday! XXOO

Kath said...

Heeeeee What are you like.Snap with the hair issue LOL!!I too was at the back of the queue when the Dear Lord was giving out top knots Angie.Its a good job I can do my own,because every hairdresser I have been to I feel have hinted they don't want me Back Haaaaaaaa.Like Marie I let mine grow so I can just put it up easily.Keep it short and I'm afraid it's like yours,takes ages to get it how i want it.Then it does at it pleases LOL!!.As for the teeth I have my own teeth still thank goodness,but when I went to live away I couldn't get a dentist for love nor money there.Now I find back here I carn't get one either.So I just thank the Lord he gave me a good set of teeth,which touch wood have served me well with not maany faults over the years.Up to going away I went every 4 months for the check ups.Now Its a case of I carn't go because thers no vacancies anywhere only a two yr waiting list you can put your name down on..We do have an emergancy service dental dept though at Leeds General,I have been there on the odd occasion,but thats a while back now.Have a great Hair Day LOL!! Take Care God Bless Kath xx

Jasper said...

Hello Angie!

Ruth had to find a dentist a few weeks ago, when one of her fillings fell out. She was looking at a private bill of £180 plus - but managed to squeak into the ONE local dentist still taking NHS people. She managed to flutter her eyelids enough at the hunky dentist and he agreed to do her fang repairs on the NHS plan. SO - £16.50 for check-up and £46.50 for fillings. A VERY big phew!!!

This should be spelled out in careers advice to kiddies - you will NEVER see a poor dentist...

Fortunately all my fangs are still in working order, hehehe...
xxx
Jazz x

Mar said...

Oh, I do sympathize about your bed head. My hair looks like I took an egg beater to it most days. I wish you well and hope you are having a good day and keeping warm. It's verrrrry cold today here in Southern Ontario, but the sun is trying to peek out of the clouds.

Jan said...

As ever an entry about almost an everyday happening ,thats wrong we dont go to the dentist everyday ,thankgoodness and you turn it into a funny and humerous story ,what a gift you have ,as for hair, mine is the excact opposite Angie fine and fly away ,I think they invented the old fashioned 'laquer'for me ...love Jan xx

Ora said...

Oh Angie...I don't know when I have laughed so hard LOLOL...between the dental visits (which are no lauhing matter) and the hair bob...what a hoot!!!! I just cut mind off...about two years ago I got a perm just before I went to Florida to visit son and family...and while there...of course we are at the beach...in the pool...whatever...and it looked like a hugh bird nest gone astray!!!! anyway..had DL call hairdresser for appt...got the mess cut off...I love it..."wash and wear" I call it...don't care what others call it...it is my hair and I am satisfied LOLOL..but you Angie...are correct..seems the wrong people get the wrong hair ever time LOLOL...be happy sweetie...God Bless...hugs...Ora

StitchinByTheLake said...

Hilarious Angie - my hair is white and thin but mostly it does what I tell it to. We don't have dental insurance at all so it's a costly thing to go twice a year but we do it because we figure if we don't we'll end up like your hubby - toothless! blessings, marlene

Andy said...

Fortunately I can claim half of my dental charges back! As for hair when I lost mine due to chemotherapy it grew back curly!
Andy

Raquel said...

Ang, what a hoot you are! I hate dentists, always have. My plan is not so good, I have to pay half of whatever I have done. I have a broken tooth just now, but dreading going to get it fixed. As for hair, I would trade with you, but I am sure you would get the worst end of the deal. Mine is fine, but halfway curly-frizzy. I just keep it long and wind it up. Much love - Raquel
XO

Sage said...

Hi Angie,
Thank you for your visit; happy to hear you are having a life full of adventures and fun especially with the hair.
Have a nice day.
Rita