The tooth, the whole tooth, and nothing but the tooth
I went to the dentist this morning and had a tooth pulled. It went incredibly well, and FAST! Once the novocaine took effect, they went to work. At first, I thought they were prepping the area for gum surgery, but the next thing I knew, there was a yank, and he said "Ok. Time for a stitch or two" Two minutes later, I was sitting up and packing the empty socket with gauze. I wound up being out of there by 8:00. The only downside: I didn't lose any time from work, so I'm putting in a full day instead of the half-day. Sure, I could have taken the sick time and no one would have been the wiser, but I do have a sort of work ethic, and I hate taking time off if I don't have to.