My dentist speaks quietly, with a German accent, through a face mask and a plastic visor. I have to guess what she is saying. When she asked, “is it numb yet?” I said “Yes”, when I should have said “No.” I only recognised my error when she began drilling. But I quickly decided to ‘man-up’ and pretended that all was well. Clearly I am a better actor than I thought. Or maybe I’m hard as nails. Or even more ‘maybe’, maybe she didn’t give a shit, and drilled away merrily anyway. Worst case scenario: she’s a sadist.
This picture is entirely unrelated: I just like it.