I switched dentists recently, and the hygienist jabbing and scraping me at my appointment was named Kyleen.
She is very nice, and we have lots in common.
She runs and enjoyed talking about her previous "mudders" and other endurance challenges.
It made me think about how well that I always hit-it-off with those cleaning my teeth.
There was the twenty-something who laughed about her one-year stay at a big state university. And for just two semesters, she seemed to have an endless bag of stories. She said she did not study much, but sure had a load of fun.
Then there was the middle-aged artist. She had traveled extensively out West, and we shared favorite stops along Route 66.
Finally, the "mom" had lots to talk about as well. Her son wanted to be a police officer, and she expressed her hopes and concerns via long crime discussions, breaking the conversation briefly with an occasional order to "open wide" or "close just a bit."
Maybe I should have focused on dating dental hygienists exclusively when I was a single guy.
I do wonder something though.
Would my time with them be less enjoyable if I could get a few words in edgewise?
I mean the hygienists dominate the conversation during cleanings as I recline with a mouth full of metallic objects and spraying water.
Ha, perhaps that is for the best.
Is there a particular occupation that you have always had good rapport with?
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