…I’m going to blame that title on the endorphins. To misquote somebody or other, there is nothing quite so thrilling as finishing up a procedure where they go deep into your tooth to get all the nerves — and realizing that there was no pain during the procedure. Truly, the state of the art has improved greatly since the days of my youth: back then, ‘root canal’ was a pretty good analogy for ‘torture.’ Or possibly just a euphemism.
Still: buy my books! Root canals are also way cheaper than they used to be, but they still ain’t cheap.
PS: Posting may still be weird today. I have no idea how I’m going to be feeling when the local anesthesia wears off.