Post # 1
So just got back from my cleaning/checkup with my dentist. And you know how they always try to talk to you while they have their hands in your mouth up to their knuckles? Well, little miss dental hygientist is grinding away at my teeth while she’s telling me about her divorce when the topic turns. The conversation went like this:
“So you’re getting married soon?”
“How old are you?”
*takes her hand out of my mouth*
“24? Are you sure you’re ready?”
Now, don’t get me wrong. I would have gladly snapped back at this lady if she didn’t have a sharp pointy thing inside my mouth. I could have bit her hand, but there would have been blood and all that mess. So what do I reply?
Really, lady-who-is-going-through-a-divorce-after-28-years-of-marriage? Do you REALLY want to ask me if I’m SURE that I want to get married when the bills have been paid and we only have 23 days to go?
In the words of Stephanie, HOW RUDE!
Post # 3
hahahaha -24 is the perfect age! but im bias – im 24
i wish you would have bit her
go tigers! just kidding im a heels fan – but my Brother-In-Law is a freshman down there – love to visit!
Post # 4
“24? Are you sure you’re ready?”
“Are you sure you want to ask a bride one of the most annoying questions ever when one chomp could divorce you from your fingers just like you’re divorcing your husband?”
Post # 5
haha! YAY! Go Tigers!!! A lof of my co-workers are UNC grads. Boo!!!! just kidding 😉 You should definitely visit Clemson. It is AH-mazing on a football gameday.
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@totheislnds: Go Heels!! I’m a hugeee Carolina fan too 🙂
@jerkamuffin: Too funny! I went to the dentist a few weeks ago and there was a new hygienist who just started. My mom had an appointment earlier in the day, so of course she let everyone in the office know I was engaged. When I got there, everyone was oooh-ing and ahh-ing over the ring. The hygienist and I had a nice little chat (as much as I could chat with her hands in my mouth…) about getting married, except it was the opposite situation than yours, because she got married at 18 (I’m 21 by the way)!! 9 years later, she has a great career, a wonderful husband, and is just now starting to think about babies. Just goes to show that every case is different regarding age!
Post # 8
yay tigers! clemson is gorgeous right now– everything is starting to bloom for spring!
and I love the Full House reference… what a classic show 🙂
Post # 9
That is super rude. I can only imagine that as someone in the midst of a divorce, she sees her own mistake in everyone else. Maybe that’s the age that she got married.
Post # 11
Wow. I’d go so far as to contact the office and complain, and not schedule with that hygienist ever again. I expect a pleasant and cordial conversation to occur, and yes, sometimes personal topics come up as they see you year after year, asking about family, schooling, work, holidays, etc. However, a comment like that is rude and it is not right of her to take advantage of you in a compromising position, having to sit there and take her crappy question, while she’s supposed to be doing her frickin’ job. Grr.
Post # 12
@jerkamuffin: You should have stuffed some gauze in her mouth.
Post # 13
@dolphindoll: I’m so glad to hear that everything is blooming because we are getting married soon right outside of Clemson 🙂
@Cornflakegirl: You are right that it’s such a vulnerable situation. This is a small dentist office run by a bunch of sweet ladies–some of them just don’t know what is appropriate dentist-chair talk….or any-time talk for that matter.
I’m just letting it go. It’s the first time I’ve really gotten that “Do you think you’re too young” question. Plus, I have to give her props: my teeth are super clean!
Post # 14
I love how you’re three weeks away from your wedding and she asks that. Totally rude. Also–who asks peoples age!? Isn’t THAT supposed to be rude??