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Leaving aside the question of whether they should be at intervals of sixmonths, one year, six years or one decade, does it really seem like six months since Mr Jenkins last walked through your surgery door and sat smiling, or sulking, in your chair? How do those six months birkenstock zurich mens compare with the halfhour you have just spent explaining the pluses and minuses of having a full gold crown to the previous patient who clearly couldn’t see the advantages? Which seemed the longer time? Odd isn’t it?
Of course the sixmonthly, or annual, time interval seems slightly easier to manage mentally as we all know that ‘time just flies by’. Consequently you can trot out the usual ‘I can’t believe that Wimbledon was on the last time I saw you’ or ‘but it seems like only yesterday we were discussing the size of turkey you needed for the Christmas dinner, men birkenstock and here we are again in July’. It’s the ‘long’ threequarters of an hour that is more difficult to explain. Why is it that the first half of a football match, or two chapters of a good book can flow past in the flash of a boot or a flip of a few pages when fortyfive minutes in easing a denture can seem like a lifetime sentence?
Not that the problem is only ours to ponder. ‘How long will it last?’ asks the patient of any particular treatment you are advocating for their consideration. You are tempted to use the rejoinder ‘I have absolutely no idea’, but think better of it in anticipating making a more positive impression. Although I well remember our own family dentist saying ‘look, birkenstock comfort the good Lord made you and you’re not going to last for ever so don’t expect anything I do to last any time,’ which, even as a youngster, I sensed to be a less than reassuring guarantee. Instead we say things like, ‘oh, it should last a good long time’ or ‘well, I’d say we’re probably looking at a number of years here’, hoping that the patient isn’t going to ask the followup question of exactly what ‘a good long time’ or ‘a number of years’ really means.