My dentist is great. She's trained me to floss and put me on prescription toothpaste. Dental pain and gum pain, gone. Prescription toothpaste is $18 a year. A bargain. My dentist talks about her grandkids and World of Warcraft. There's no generation gap anymore.
My dentist is in Manassas near lotsa cheap retail property, so I check out the poor people strip mall. There's a great old school hardware store that packs the greatest variety they can pack into every corner and aisle. Camp stoves and Red Ryder BB guns. The paper towels in the bathroom have the harsh, abrasive feel of cowboy love. I think I became more of a man.