Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Bad news and some Bad news. LOL
Silly Autos with teeth new and old.
For today (Wednesday):
Now for the bad news, Smile! We never received any repayment from the nice stranded Airline Pilot a few weeks ago. I know you are surprised. My teeth may not be good, but my Hindsight is great!
I just lost a tooth filling and went to a local dentist; after looking at the x-rays, the young dentist said I needed a root canal and crown. . Looking at the x-ray, I did not doubt I needed the work done. My first question was, what will that cost? Professionals like Drs. do not discuss finances, so she referred me to an assistant.
You would be naive if you thought this tool box sold for $862.99
Side track…. I have noticed over the past 20 years professionals have learned from manufacturers. I remember years ago the idea of ‘Sticker Shock’ was used by manufacturers on tools. i.e. A set of tools would have a price of $99.95 printed on the box. It was never meant to sell for that amount because it was overpriced. Then the retailer would put them in a bin with a sign: “WAS $99.95 reduced to $49.95.” It made the wannabe mechanic feel good at such a deal.
Now back to my dentist assistant (very sweet lady). She showed me a price of $2,750, BUT since I had no insurance, they would cut part of that and the final cost to me would be only $1600. So of course the price sounded much better. AYEEEE!
I am always shocked at the cost of dental work. I donj’t know how much more I need, but I do not plan to have any more dental problems until I am in the TEXMEX area…..
How does that sound? Sounds like a quote of Minnie Pearl’s, “Want to make God smile, tell him your plans.”
This is a cute dentist, but not as cute as our Dentist in Mexico!
So this morning as some of you read this, I will be enjoying a root canal! I know you are envious!
PS I checked the average price of The dental work and the last price is in the neighborhood of the average in this area. I'm good with it, since they could schedule me in a day, the entire office staff were VERY NICE!