Thursday 14 April 2016

Dream Ken

You know that feeling when you wake from a dream and you desperately try to get back to sleep and back to the dream. More often than not it is impossible to recapture the dream that melted away when wakefulness interrupted. Oh well, there is always another night and another dream.

This morning I woke up too early from a dream, or should I say that I woke up too early and I had been dreaming. I had no desire to recapture that dream and even though I was still tired and half asleep, I just couldn’t take a chance the dream would return so I got up and got dressed.

I dreamt that I was in the dentist office with the bib on and all of the grizzly tools of the dental profession arrayed just out of sight. I looked down the hall and saw this young guy in a too tight t-shirt and a really too tight pair of denim shorts bopping along with a California smile, hair and tan. He took a quick look at the x-rays and then turned his smile on me. He told me his name was Dr. Billy and he would be filling in for Dr. Julie. If I had known, I would have cancelled until Dr. Julie was in town.

Dr. Billy bent over and had a look in my mouth. Well, he didn’t look so much as stick his fingers in my mouth and grab my back molar twisting it this way and that to see if it were loose. He said that with any luck he would be able to just twist that little rascal right out of my mouth.

“Listen Doc, I haven’t had any freezing at all…just sayin’”.

He smiled at me and said “Oh, I don’t believe in anaesthesia, it just isn’t natural.”

I told him that I was a product of the sixties and self medication was like a religion for me. Besides, I didn’t believe that pain was terribly natural either so if it was all the same to him I wanted him to use as many drugs as possible.

“Heh…heh…heh, I’m the one that went to university for four years and dental college for another four years, so of the two of us, I am better suited to make any medical decisions.” I hated that smug look he had on his face.

“Well, if you don’t want to spend a year in a full body cast, give an old hippy his drugs!”

Thankfully, this is when I woke up. There is no way I could have taken this guy. Maybe dream Ken could do it, hell, dream Ken can fly when he wants to.

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