2. While waiting in the dentist's office for my appointment, completely terrified, I heard loud, panicked screaming from the room next door. Apparently, a small child was resisting their Novocaine shot. The mother had done a great job of scaring the batshit out of him, telling him if he didn't brush and floss, he'd have to get a BIG, SCARY shot at the dentist. Needless to say, this did nothing to calm my nerves.
3. Also about the dentist: Both the receptionist and the oral hygienist receive bonus points for correctly identifying Toto as a puppy.