Here I go again with the dentist stuff. I’ve never paid for so much dentistry work in my life. It’s no wonder people look for work that has a good dental plan. This stuff is really expensive. Heck, it’s like 200 bucks just for cleaning. I clean my teeth at home for free. It doesn’t seem to matter how often I brush my teeth, as soon as the dentist takes a look at it, it filthy.
I had an appointment with a millofacial surgeon. That probably last about 10 minutes and I was charged $95 for the consultation. So I sat there while the surgeon told me that I had to take out four wisdom tooth. Why didn’t he tell me something I didn’t know. I know that I was there to see him about my wisdom tooth, but I had no clue whatsoever that I had to take out four wisdom tooth. Man, that’s why he gets paid the big bucks.
After I’m done with him, I go book an appointment with the receptionist. And she works out all the details and gives me a quote on everything. The cost to get my wisdom tooth, or uhhh teeths, is $1,626.00, tax included somehow comes out to an even amount.
Here’s the break down of the cost. To remove all four wisdom tooth, uhh teeths it’s gonna cost, $250, $250, $305 and $355. How they decide how much it’ll cost to pull each tooth is beyond me. Why does it costs $250 for the first two and then $305 and $355 for the next two? I’m looking at the x-ray and there’s no difference between the last two yet there’s a $50 difference. On top of that, they are charging me $424 to put me to sleep. Maybe I can ask them to come to my house around one in the morning and perform the work while I’m already sleeping. Last and most certainly least, I’m charged $42 for therapy, not like it’s gonna be any help.
I don’t think my dental insurance covers and of this so it looks like I’ll have to cough the money out of my own pocket, that’s not gonna help me either.
For anyone who’s reading this, my advice to you is to stay away from the dentist. Keep your teeth clean so you don’t have to go to them to get it cleans. I first went to see the dentist about a toothache and next thing I knew, they’ve got me schedule for regular cleaning. They sucker you into this predicament and there’s no way out!
Today is the big day. It is the day that I join the rest of my classmates and become another graudate of Mohawk College. It is another step closer towards the goal I’ve set for myself. A lifelong goal that has yet to be reached. I am very proud to have accomplished what I was set to do. So ends one chapter of my life and the next chapter begins.
Chapter one started when my family immigrated from Thailand. My mother and father left everything behind to start a new life in a new world. A life that I am always grateful for. I am grateful that they have given me and my brothers the opportunity to live a life that not many people have. I think my quality of life couldn’t be any better any other way.
Chapter two started after I completed high school and started college in pursuit of my career. Throught my life, my father tried to pursuade me to become a mechanic. It is every father’s dream to have their sons follow in their footsteps. It sadden me very much when I saw the look on my father’s face when I told him my decision to go into computers. I didn’t want to take that path but it was what I was good at and it was what I enjoyed doing. But in the end, my father supported my decision, only to let me hear about it when my car needed fixing.
So, I guess this bring us to chapter three. The chapter where I start searching for a real job. Not that being a security guard isn’t a job or anything, but I don’t think it’s something I’d be doing for the long run. I’m at that age where I should be starting my career. Time’s running and it waits for no one. I’ve seen somewhere, an interesting theory about time. It said, that time is not a contant. It sort of make sense to me now, looking at time as something else other than a contant. It sure does explain those times during class that seem to stand still. Or those time when you’re having fun and all of a sudden, it’s over. All this can be explained by Einstein’s theory of general relativity. Because we’re moving around a lot, we’re moving closer to the speed of light than we are if we were standing still. Einstein discovered that the closer you are to the speed of light, the slower time goes.
Anyways, with all the technical stuff aside, time is something that is measure differently by everyone. We are all time travellers. Time is something that accompanies us on our journey through life. It reminds us to cherish each moment because those precious moments maybe not happen again. So make every second count.