My dentist and I have a lot of common interests that he may not share with most of his patients. He has often been involved with car repair and home improvement projects. He is familiar with most of the tools I use, and I understand him when he tosses around construction terms like “LVLs” and “a roof with 9/12 pitch.”
He is currently managing the rebuilding of his house after it was destroyed by fire. The process is difficult enough, but the supply chain problems have added many complications. He loves to explain them, and I find them fascinating. Of course, half the time, when he’s telling the story, he has his hands and a bunch stuff in my mouth.
Yesterday, as we were waiting for the Novocain to take effect, he started to tell me about the latest challenge. He apologized to his technician because he had shard the story before. After a few sentences, he said, “…to make a long story short…” and we all broke out in laughter. He and I agreed that.
“Making a long story short is something we say, it’s not something we do.”
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