What Getting My Teeth Fixed Taught Me About Being Broke

For one: being broke made me more greedy, not more generous

Photo by Bogdan condr on Unsplash

The endodontist is carrying on a conversation with me while he has both hands and several sharp tools in my mouth to scrape out the black, smelly, infected gunk inside one of the four root channels the previous guy missed.

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Juliane Bergmann

Juliane Bergmann

I love words and people and “…conversations that it seemed a sin to break off: the ones that made the sacrifice of the following day a trivial one.” — Hitchens