Monday, July 9, 2012
It's A Small Small World
My college graduate daughter is getting settled. Her benefits packages, apartment, transportation... all the stuff that happens in the real world. She got around to the dentist...and texted me asking if she she just go to Temple dental school for her check up and cleaning..it is convenient and free. I texted her back that when I worked at Temple as a new college graduate I went to that dental school for the care of my teeth for those same reasons. I don't think I ever told anyone that. We have since moved out of Philadelphia. When we moved into our present house 10 years ago, we became patrons of the local dentist, whose office is wonderfully close and where my neighbor friends go. After we introduced ourselves at my first appointment the dentist inspected my mouth and said to me, "Those filling in your mouth....who put them in?" I told him, "Some student at Temple dental school." He looked at me and asked, " When were you there?" "1983" Then he proclaimed in awe of himself and the smallness of the world, "I put them in! I recognize my work. I was the dental student!" I wonder if my daughter will someday meet the dental student that cleans and fills her teeth.
Posted by Annmarie Pipa at 9:04 AM