The whole tooth

Marilyn rang me ma then ma rang me …

  • Bernie, is that you?
  • Yeah.
  • Are you sure?
  • Who did you ring ma?
  • Bernie.
  • Well then?
  • I thought you were Phil.
  • Well I’m not Phil.
  • You girls all sound the same to me.
  • But you rang me.
  • You can never be too sure.
  • Right, whatever. Anyway, what’s up ma?
  • Did you hear about, Eliza?
  • Marilyn’s daughter? What about her?
  • She told her mother she was going to the dentist, and she never came home.
  • Oh my god, ma. Did she ring the police?
  • She did, they said she’s over eighteen and can’t be declared missing for 24 hours.
  • Poor Mar, she must be gone demented.
  • Marilyn rang the dentist and he said she had no appointment with him.
  • Did she tell the police that?
  • She did. Poor woman was made a fool of.
  • How do you mean?
  • Turns out, Eliza was at the dentist alright… in Lanzarote.
  • Are you serious? And she never told her mother?
  • She said she told her, but you know Marilyn, she only ever half listens to you.
  • Too busy playing those games on Facebook.
  • I know, she only heard Eliza saying she was going to the dentist, she never thought for a minute she was travelling to one abroad.
  • And did she not wonder why she was bringing a suitcase to the dentist with her?
  • I don’t know who’s dozier, Marilyn or her daughter.
  • They’re as bad as each other, and I wouldn’t mind, Eliza has beautiful teeth. I don’t know why she’s going to these foreign dentists.
  • Ma, she wasn’t going to Lanzarote to go to the dentist.
  • Why was she going then?
  • A holiday obviously.
  • Then why lie to her mother?
  • I’m sure she told her mother the truth, but she needed an essential reason for travelling or else she wouldn’t have been allowed out of the country.
  • That’s shocking.
  • I know, this virus has us doing crazy shit.
  • What about her spreading the virus but?
  • This is Eliza we’re talking about, ma. She doesn’t give a shite about anyone but herself.
  • I hope she doesn’t put Mar at risk when she decides to come home.
  • She’ll be tested at the airport, she’ll be grand.
  • Oh that’s something at least.
  • I wouldn’t mind getting me own teeth done actually.
  • Make an appointment with Dr. Burke.
  • I don’t actually need my teeth done ma.
  • You wouldn’t…
  • I’m only joking ma.


11 thoughts on “The whole tooth

  1. Well the virus has made us all cancel our holiday plans . But I am making regular visits to my dentist during this time because the mask hides my missing teeth!

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