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You've encouraged a generation of dental skeptics and scores of village pub dreamers with one post ... but I'm a bit worried a dildo-less "trolley" is going to show up from Germany.

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I think the good news in all of this is that you are still cavity-free - a magnificent feat! I was in my 30s before I started having problems, and since then I've had multiple root canals, crowns, and two implants, mainly due to grinding my teeth in my sleep...

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Oh Jill, I LOVED every word - and laughed the whole way through. Hurrah for the FundbΓΌro! πŸ™Œ

You've done an AWESOME job with your looking after your teeth! When I was a child and first started going to the dentist my parents promised my brother and me that they would pay us each Β£25 (an absolute fortune at the time!) IF we reached the age of 25 without a single filling. My brother made it to 24... and I was 23 when I had my first. I was gutted not to have won the bounty - neither of us did - but I reckon 23 and 24 wasn't too awful an age to have been drilled for the first time.

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Brava on challenging the dentist, brava on possible good news re the pub, and brava on the return of the prodigal suitcase!!

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I wouldn’t in a million years wade into even a vague discussion of β€œwhich experts are legitimate” or whatever, but: one of my close pals is a dentist, and he’s emphatic that the field is almost entirely unreliable, β€œfake,” etc.

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The moral of the story is to floss before the dentist visit, no?

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That was not the note I was expecting to end on, but congratulations-and-I’m-so-happy-for-you on the whole lot! 🀣😭

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So interesting. I love the translucent layers of the man’s boots. There’s a fellow vomiting. And the mirror on the left has the reflection of two characters women who aren’t among the masses, but rather must be looking at all this from our point of view.

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Your suitcaaaaase!! YOUR DILDO!!! I don't mind admitting that more than once has my mind drifted to your long lost dildo and what fate had befallen him, always hoping for something bohemian and fascinating--but he's been tucked up, biding his time, and is soon to return home πŸ₯Ή I, too, shed a little tear of happiness. Congrats, my love. Keeping my fingers tightly crossed for whatever goodness might be brewing around the pub 🀞

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yay about the suitcase! And the dentist. I got a filling from a new dentist after I moved from home after college. I was skeptical and said nothing. Years later, I return to the dentist I have had since I was a teenager, and he scoffed. "You always have had crevices in your crowns that look like they can become cavities, but I think you got that filling for nothing." I haven't had a cavity in the 20 years since. So be skeptical.

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Hooray for hope!

My brother-in-law was just talking about how he went to one dentist that said he needed 6 fillings and another that said he needed none. Also learned that in Korea, you wouldn't go to get glasses anywhere that took more than 30 minutes.

It's cool that professional medical care in the US is basically a shell game...I wonder why.

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In hockey terms, a Hat trick! Thanks for sharing good news. I think we can all relate to the dentist and lost luggage found triumphs and the better to be expected pub meeting.

My son and I once lost a bag with a hat and a shirt on the DisneyWorld monorail. As a lark the next day, we went to the lost and found with zero expectations. The man at the desk heard our scant details and returned in a minute with our bag. We thought it was a miracle, and it became a highlight of our trip.

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Good read.

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Love this, you brought light and laughter into my inbox this morning πŸŒ„

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