I had just sat down in the chair so they could begin the process of putting a crown on one of my molars – #19, as they affection call it. I noticed the overhead speaker was softly emitting Carly Simon singing, “I haven’t got time for the pain…” That seemed pretty funny to me.
While they were still preparing to drill, I heard Air Supply, then Barbara Streisand, then Dan Fogelberg, then Barry Manilow.
I love classic rock. Each time, as the next song played, I found myself thinking, “I hate Christopher Cross!” No I don’t. But I hate him when he follows Air Supply, then Barbara Streisand, then Dan Fogelberg, then Barry Manilow. After that succession, I hate everything.
I was about to suggest to the dentist that he have Bon Jovi Day. (I knew the mostly-female staff would go for that, too!) Then I realized that I would be tapping my foot, and that tapping would transfer all the way up my body. And ANY movement that happens in your mouth while the boss is drilling is a bad thing. So, Bon Jovi Day is a bad idea.
A better move might be some slow guitar blues. Great sounds, but very little toe tapping.
Wait a minute. Boston, Night Ranger, Journey, Meatloaf, etc., all have great ballads. Maybe I could program a 24-hour Rock Ballad station for dentist offices…
What’s your favorite rock ballad?