4 years and 12 dental visits later, Dentist "steals" Super BrochureSubmitted by SC Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ on Mon, 12/12/2011 - 18:36
I've been talking to my dentist about Ron Paul for over four years. I always talk about Ron Paul a lot whenever I'm "paying them to listen to me anyway" since "the customer is always right". :) It got to where the dentist office team would even use Ron Paul as a springboard to open up conversation with me because they knew it was coming anyway. My dentist would even kid my children by asking them "So how's your Mom doing with trying to get Nader elected?" type stuff. I've taken the office pocket Constitutions, slim jims, articles printed out from the internet etc etc.
WELL...the day before Thanksgiving, a tooth started screaming pain and I knew I had to head it off at the pass so I could cook and eat, so I went ahead to my dentist. Keep in mind that was Thanksgiving. Small pleasantries about Paul exchanged as usual.
WELL...last Thursday (12/8) I had a regular cleaning appointment and would only see the dentist minimally. I had taken a stack of Super Brochures and had them laid with my pocketbook, so as I was leaving, I could handout to the office. The hygienist mentioned that someone in the office had seen me out sign-waving for Ron Paul and had come back and reported it to the entire dental office. So I was tickled to hear that...then when the hygienist got down to work and had her hands all in my mouth, all of a sudden I see the dentist over the top of my head greeting me and then all of a sudden he reached over to my rubber-banded stack of Super Brochures and said "I'm taking one of these"!!! He then leaned against the wall and began reading. He goes "OH HE WAS IN THE MILITARY!!" like he was impressed and I mumbled "Uh-huh". He goes "What - the Army?" to which I replied with "flapping bird wings" in charade style. He goes "OH THE AIR FORCE!" And so began a 5 minute "stump speech by sign language and mumble", I swear I don't see how they understand patient's replies but they do! Finally when the hygienist was done and I was let up to speak, we spent another five minutes or so discussing Ron Paul and the other candidates. My dentist kind of went through a list of who he'd already dismissed: Cain and Gingrich for sure and I interjected others whom I'd already dismissed. The dentist had seen Ron Paul in the debates: "I saw your man on tv the other night" and was now openly considering Ron Paul! The dentist went on to ask me where Ron Paul stood on entitlements and healthcare specifically. He was also interested in the delegate process for South Carolina and other states (I could tell he'd already heard a lot of talk about "third party"...'magine that). We ended the appointment with the dentist telling me thanks for the Super Brochure and told me that Ron Paul was now "definitely on my short list"!!!
I was truly encouraged and thrilled!! We've talked a good bit of course over 4 years but this time the dentist was serious and really had a true interest in Ron Paul. I waited a long time for this one!! Just had to report because it encourages me to think (hopefully) a lot more South Carolinians I've planted a seed in have taken root for Liberty! :)