Wednesday, 26 November 2008

Hole in the pocket

I should have studied harder and become a dentist. I am $315 poorer after visiting the dentist today. Due to over zealous brushing, I have a bad case of toothbrush abrasion. The dentist had to restore not one but several teeth. Compared to mum's dental treatment which runs into 5 figures, $315 is peanuts. Still, that amount of money for 15 minutes of work in a little shophouse sounds like a good job to me.

Or I should have been a vet. Rusty's recent treatment cost almost $300. Each visit to the vet would set me back by several hundred dollars and there's always a line at the vet.

At the hospital yesterday, mum's doctor was unusually busy. We waited for almost an hour and barely spent 10 minutes with him. He had another 10 patients waiting to see him in the next hour. The nurse explained that the surge was due to the fact that most doctors are going away for vacation in December.

If I am earning like the doctors, I can afford to go on a long vacation too.

9 comments:

jyankee said...

Yep...if we were doctors we'd be living "high on the hog", but sadly today, many doctors seem to have forgotten what medicine is all about and turned it into a mini-business...esp in the States!

The World According To Me said...

Ouch, that is a hole in your pocket.

I often think I'm in the wrong profession if I wanted to be rich!

charlie Hotel said...

Well, better holes in the pocket than holes in your brilliant smile!

J@n!ce said...

Zac complained of toothache again during our Genting trip last weekend. I promised to bring him to the doc when we returned. However, he seemed better after that. I thought perhaps the long journey & lack of sleep cos his muscle to ache & he thought it was toothache? ;p

Blur Ting said...

JY- Then again, there are many GPs here who can't really make a living because there is too much competition. In a small housing estate, you can find several clinics!

Blur Ting said...

World - That just added another hole to my pocket :-)

Blur Ting said...

CH- Yikes. I can't imagine that!

Blur Ting said...

Janice - Yah, good thing you waited. Sometimes if would be ulcers or jaw ache. We get that sometimes and it can really feel like a toothache.

Gallivanter said...

Anything to do with doctors, dentists, surgeons, vets, specialists, you're virtually set for life.