Some are easy some are very hard. I am a funny guy, I get upset if I am mislead. There is a law against ‘bait and switch’. That was a big practice in the 50 & 60’s. Such as an advertised dress or suit for $25, customer goes in and they have ‘just sold’ out of those, but we have these twice as good for $45.
Everyone who would listen knows I just enjoyed a root canal. The single most expensive medical event in my life. I still have the estimate that I ‘MIS-READ.
I looked at the estimate and saw a complete job; root canal and the Crown for $1260. I had priced them other places and the most reasonable I had heard was $1800. So I think, this is a deal. So I put up with an abscessed tooth for 7 months to come back and get the ‘deal’. Now, I find that I had miss read the quote, the cap/Crown is not included.
My original dentist said $750 for the crown. OUCH!!!! YEAH! Sherry saw a sign that said Crowns from $495. She called and made the appointment.
I drove to the office a day before the appt. just to find out the TOTAL cost. I expected an x-ray to be added but that was not to be all. $495 for the crown, but we must do an x-ray $xx plus $150 for the build up and…. “Forgive me for interrupting, but you will have to cancel the appt.” I said.
I built houses for years. I NEVER said to a customer, the house will be $65,000 turn key job. Oh, by the way if you want a foundation with the house it will be $12,000 more. No, the dentist knew exactly what he was doing with the BIG BILLBOARD ad. He would get suckers like me in and we would be ashamed to back out. Well I have awhile to decide on the Crown. I will keep looking. (Wonder if you can do that yourself?)
Okay, the other decision. I have stopped the Cholesterol (HATE THAT WORD)medicine for a few weeks. I have never had leg cramps much, maybe once a year. I have never been prone to rashes but I have had one on my neck and up into my hair for about 3 months. I stopped the meds about a week ago, the cramps are gone (it seems), and I am hoping the rash is clearing up.
I am not crazy about playing Doctor. It ain’t as much fun when you are older.
Thanks for reading this junk,
There is no distinctly Native American criminal class...save Congress.
-- Mark Twain
Now to the car of the day!
1976 Ford Elite (The hood was as long as a VW!)