Mind Numbing Experience

So I went to the dentist for the first part of a root canal procedure.   It seemed like it took more shots than usual to get my mouth numb.   I try to keep my eyes closed during the drilling and focus my mind on other things because I hate the sound of the drill.   What can I think about?   Do I need to get anything at the grocery store?   Are there any wedding gifts I need to buy this year?   Whose birthday have I forgotten?   When will they finish this drilling?   On and on and on the drilling sound goes making my mind so numb I can hardly think.

Finally, it’s over and I leave with a very numb tongue and lips.   So much for an enjoyable lunch.   There’s a milkshake with my name on it somewhere.