One thing I’ve learned over the years is to take responsibility for my mistakes. No, it wasn’t a big one, but still. Why was I so head strong that my first thought was, “damn, how could they have made me the wrong molds for my teeth?”
I made the call to the orthodontist’s office.
Receptionist: You need to come in so we can see why they don’t fit and do a rescan.
Me: I know why they don’t fit. You didn’t take into account my new crowns. But the ones before fit fine. I really don’t want to have to come in again. (continuing with more blah, blah, blah)
Receptionist: Can I put you on hold for a minute?
NEW receptionist: So how can I help you?
Me: (repeat, sigh and more blah, blah, blah)
NEW receptionist: We really should see you and we’ll make time for you at your convenience.
Me: (sigh) Today at 11:00?
NEW receptionist: Perfect. We’ll see you then.
Sitting in the orthodontist’s chair and ready for them to rectify their mistake, I became enlightened. I had pulled the packet of invisalign’s from an old box and had plunked the wrong set of invisalign’s in my mouthy mouth.
Me: (looking at the orthodontist’s assistant) So my other two boxes at home are the right ones?
Assistant: Should be.
Me: (thinking of time wasted on both our parts because of my blunder) Crap.
Assistant: (smile) Don’t worry. It’s happened before. If you have any problems once you get home and try them, feel free to email me.
And so I did. But not because I had a problem.
Reminder: Admit mistakes and move one.
Note to self: check future emails for typos.