How to look Out for Your Own Interests

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Reader Comments (13)

Take that or, um, leave that....

August 11, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterTimP

Doing everything they say still doesn't work. They just get suspicious and make you do the expensive treatments anyway.

August 11, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBratmon

Scott, is Missy really that awesome?

August 11, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCheesball

Did the Christmas tooth-blaster not pay off?

August 12, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRavenBlack

I'm going to be honest, this one didn't make a great deal of sense to me.

August 12, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPatrick

There is an old fashioned word I could apply to this strip, now somewhat deprecated - zany.

Or in modern parlance OMG! LOL! LMFHO!

A little laugh at the start of the working week, thanks Scott!

August 12, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMike Geordie Brown

I've had similar thoughts to panel 4.
I swear they wouldn't really clean my teeth each visit just so they could say there were cavities the next time. I hadn't had a cavity since childhood until I got to this dentist... either it's something in this east coast water, or I was going to a hack.

August 12, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBleepBloop

The hair rooster is back!

All hail hair rooster!

August 12, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterTacomagic

When I go to my dentist it's like going to see the headmaster at school. I am scared I am going to be punished. I lie about flossing to get out of trouble.

This does not happen with other health professionals - or even with anyone else at all. What is it about dentists?

And why do dentist adverts (in the UK) show the dentist at an angle, and have the gaps between sentences removed? Is it because when you are leaning back in the chair the dentist is at an angle, and since you cannot answer questions like "have you been on holiday yet?" except by grunting, the dentist just caries on talking? If so, why do adverts have to remind us of that little preview of hell?

I don't expect any answers.

Is it safe?

August 12, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterNorm

That 3-D first panel is freaky when you're used to the normal 2-D look. Is this a new style for BI? Will I need to buy 3-D glasses?

August 12, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterGH

@norm: Check your comment, you made a VERY apt comment, esplecially if your dentist is a hack like Bleepbloop's:
"the dentist just caries on"!


August 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJunggeezer

The joke this strip is built around is stolen from Steven Wright: “My dental hygienist is cute. Every time I visit, I eat a whole package of Oreo cookies while waiting in the lobby. Sometimes she has to cancel the rest of the afternoon's appointments.”

This is a fascinating new definition of the word "stolen". ~Missy

August 13, 2013 | Unregistered Commenteroldfogey3.14159

Scott! I read your book and it's really good (Kindle). I've been reading you for years now and your style is evident in the book which I like.

August 13, 2013 | Unregistered Commentermdb
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