An abrupt rush to judgment

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.

Screen Shot 2018-05-01 at 11.45.35 AMReminder: Admit mistakes and move one.

Note to self: check future emails for typos.

via Abrupt

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Carolyn Dennis-Willingham

Carolyn is the author of two published books – No Hill for a Stepper, 2001, and The Last Bordello, 2016. Her third novel, The Moonshine Thicket, is set in 1928 and is currently enduring a professional edit. When not on her laptop, she serves as a lap top for her grandchildren. She is a retired Early Childhood Specialist, a fitness boxer, artist, and a ball thrower for her ever-persistent mini Aussie. In addition to her blogging website, carolyndenniswillingham.com, you may find her on Facebook and Twitter.

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