Like Pulling Teeth

Hello Friends!

A Real One!

I found out a little to late in life that you aren’t supposed to block punches with your face.

When I was youth, I played a game called rope a dope when other kids picked fights with me.

I would stand there and get hit until the other guy lost his wind. I remember counting down from 20. Most of them got tired ….

Then it was my turn. I would wrestle them to the ground and they gave up quick.

That worked well for a long time until a boxer hit me and I was out cold on the floor.

My jaw still pops when I chew food from that one.

I have come to regret that style of communication as a youth, especially today.

I was in the dentist chair for around four hours today getting this fixed. Things are starting to catch up with me.

Dental work is not cheap. This one will cost a months’ wage. Fortunately, I have some dental coverage.

While I wait for a crown, I will be on a mechanical soft diet. Do your self a favor and learn from me. When they say “use your head”, dont do it like I did when I was younger.

Author: The Storyteller

Benjamin Thiel is a husband, father, correctional professional and author of The Ongoing Tale at Brothers Campfire. His favorite quote is "Don't count the lions. It will make you afraid and slow you down."

51 thoughts on “Like Pulling Teeth”

  1. Yikes! Sounds painful, but alas, that does sound like an interesting game; I have never heard of it before.

    Best wishes on the recovery. Feel better!

  2. Dentists remain one type of professional I avoid at all cost. When they ring me for reminder, I have to say I have not saved up enough for a visit.

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