So I had another root canal done this morning. Something very bizarre happened while I was waiting. I was sitting in the chair reading the People magazine article about Sigfried and Roy and the tiger attack, when the assistant or whatever she was came in. Two things happened then.
Opposite the last page of the article was an article about the little 2 year old whose mother left her home alone for 3 weeks while she was in jail. I said “have you seen this?” and I summed up the article for both her and the other assistant guy who I like a lot and who has been there all the years I’ve been going. The woman first said that she doubted that the woman hadn’t told her husband. She said the guy probably knew and just didn’t do anything for 3 weeks. I tried to explain that the father had been frantically looking for the kid, yadda yadda.
Then she blew my mind. She said that leaving the kid home alone wasn’t such a big deal (obviously not after the lady got arrested, but before that) and then she said that she used to leave her kids home alone in their crib for 5 or 6 hours! I was so stunned I couldn’t even speak.
A few minutes later I was looking at the Sigfried and Roy article again and she looked over at it. “heh. FAGS!” she said, in a disgusted yet mocking tone. I just about choked.
I told my dentist what she’d said when he came back in and she had left the room. I was just horrified!
There were so many things I wanted to say to her, but I love my dentist and didn’t want to cause a scene in his office. Jeez she pissed me off though! In what universe is it ok to leave babies alone for 5-6 hours? On what planet is it acceptable to call strangers “FAGS!” especially to a total stranger? I mean that’s not just rude, it’s stupid! She didn’t know my position on gay people… the chances of me finding it very offensive were pretty high.
Ok this was a weak rant, but I am hoping you folks could pick up the slack and say the things that I feel in my heart but haven’t the energy to put into words…