Tonight I have yet another story from the annals of True. However, before I get started, I think we all know we have a new troll on board. Please, everybody – no matter how insulting or political he gets, just ignore him. Trolls feed on our indignation and crave our reaction, so whatever you do… DON’T FEED THE TROLL.
On to tonight’s true story:
A dentist has been advertising on local radio that he can help you “overcome your insurmountable fear of dentistry.” I was amused, of course. How does one overcome the insurmountable? Later that week I had an appointment to get my teeth cleaned, so I told my hygienist about the spot, emphasizing the word “insurmountable.” She nodded and said, “Oh, that’s good.”
I was taken aback; I thought she would laugh. “Uh, do you know what ‘insurmountable’ means?” I asked her.
“Oh, that’s like a really big fear, right?”
“Um, right,” I conceded. We went on to other topics…