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4 years and 12 dental visits later, Dentist "steals" Super Brochure

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! :)




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Persistence

sometimes does pay off...awesome story!

On a similar note, I received conformation from some family that there are people following my fb pages just for info on RP alone (which is a good thing because I really don't have anything else on it...lol!).

These are people who normally wouldn't mention such things so....it was good news. His views are getting out there broadly.

"For having lived long, I have experienced many instances of being obliged, by better information or fuller consideration, to change opinions, even on important subjects, which I once thought right but found to be otherwise." - Benjamin Franklin

I love your personality, this post was hilarious,

and thank you very much for plying your charms on Ron Paul's behalf! I'm still laughing, picturing you flapping your arms while getting worked on :)

I'm taking my daughter to the dentist tomorrow- I'll bring Super Brochures, too! One of the hygienists is an RP supporter- she'll get her own stack.

4 years? What is wrong with him!

Well, I guess better late than never. Good job!

Mind if I take one?

Hey, take the whole pile!

Freedom is my Worship Word!

"Mind if I take one?"

Reply to dentist transcribed as: Shby-(eck)-phlurglrel!!! is more like it ;)

Freedom is not: doing everything you want to.
Freedom is: not having to do what you don't want to do.
~ Joyce Meyer

Awesome!

You are so awesome! This is what it's all about and you are proof that talking about Ron Paul and the issues gets results. Thank you and keep up the great work!

I live in the Upstate and

I live in the Upstate and need to find me this dentist :)

Great job. To me, this is the difference between RP supporters and the other candidates' supporters. We have such a deep rooted belief in liberty and the causes that RP is fighting for that we want everyone else to share in the joy of knowing that this country can be saved!

I

I haven't talked to my dentist in over four years.

J/K. I'm not gross.

sharing the same joy

had something very similar happen to me, feels good. awesome story

truth through knowledge

Thanks for sharing this

Thanks for sharing this awesome story. I think that it highlights not only the effectiveness of the brochures, but also how beneficial face to face interactions about the brochures content can be to helping inform voters.

I don't know if this has been suggested, but it could be an effective strategy for there to be a system setup for volunteers to follow up via phone call (or in person if doable) with the voters who will soon be receiving the brochure in the mail. Im sure that the brochure will intrigue many more voters like the one in the story and it would be awesome to talk with them after they have read it.

I enjoyed your story!

Not only did you make progress with your dentist and likely his staff, but you have the ability to express yourself in a fluent manner. When I speak, I am known to be articulate. When I type, I am a Grade B wrecking ball (much of the time). I enjoy posts that are similar to yours in terms of clarity.

Robby Lane

Same here!

I am not self-conscious about talking to anyone because I'm confident about my speaking skills.

But half the time, I re-read my writing and cringe.

Wrecking ball is a perfectly clear image, though :)

I have to say

you're one of the first here after several years that ever said my comment had "clarity"...LOL. I'm a "stream of consciousness" type writer so boy have I've heard comments about my long strings of babble!!! ;)

Thanks for the compliment though, I just write like I think and talk. It's probably best I stick with writing and not actual "speaking", I'm like a loose cannon with my mouth so Katie would have to bar the door! :)

Freedom is not: doing everything you want to.
Freedom is: not having to do what you don't want to do.
~ Joyce Meyer

Oh, yes,

it was quite clear. And you must be a great speaker to be able to communicate such abstract ideas with a mouth full of fingers. You can bet that the staff is influenced to see their boss give Ron such credence. Great work!

Great story

I don't have time to read every one's responses like I usually do but a plus up. :)

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I lived the same story

I lived this story. I gave my dentist a copy of "The Creature from Jekyll Island."

He has never been the same. He has thanked me 20 times. Said it changed his life.

Hee hee

I've been working on the orthodontist too with "Creature from Jekyll Island"...LOL. They've gotten the pocket Constitutions and Super Brochures too!

Let it not be said we did nothing! :)

Freedom is not: doing everything you want to.
Freedom is: not having to do what you don't want to do.
~ Joyce Meyer

Ha ha...I am working on optometrist, hair-stylists, breakmasters

discount-tires guy, autozone guy...

I just tell them that Ron Paul is the guy I could take bullet for.

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What an uplifting story

Thank you so much.

I know one dentist and his assistant in New York area who are huge Ron Paul supporters.

Big bump.

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I think you will be proud to

I think you will be proud to know that I am a dentist and I talk about Dr. Paul all the time to my patients. People like to think you shouldn't talk about religion and politics in your office, but that is not gonna stop me from spreading the good news about Ron Paul. I absolutely loved this post. Thank you.

I am a dentist, too!

And routinely converse with patients about Dr. Paul. : )

Jason

is also my dentist's first name. :)

I totally agree about the "religion and politics" stuff....I think the political correctness of "talking nice" is "spiritual warfare" designed to keep us dis-joined from ever actually striking the root huh?

Bless you for speaking truth to life with your patients Dr. White!
Keep on Smiling

Freedom is not: doing everything you want to.
Freedom is: not having to do what you don't want to do.
~ Joyce Meyer

Perseverance pays. Thanks for

Perseverance pays. Thanks for the story and all of your dedicated effort! If we could somehow bottle you and sell it at Walmart for $4.99 we'd have our liberties back next week!!!

"It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere".
--Voltaire

It's hard not to be a menace to society when half the population is happy on their knees. - unknown

u bagged the dentist

nice work, i hope u left a bundle of the super brochures in his office for his patients !
this is how its done, slowly but surely, politely but factually !!

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Dr.Ron Paul's 2002 Predictions
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDisyWkIBM

I am a dentist for Ron Paul

I am a dentist and regularly speak politics with my patients. I do have alot of teachers who are liberals that I have converted to Ron Paul fans. I have also been very good with my facebook posts. I have converted many with Ron Paul videos- especially his prediction videos where he is years ahead of everybody. Doctors and dentists are scientific in nature and understand cause and effect, they will be very open to Ron Paul's ideas because he thinks like a doctor. He actually asks WHY?

Thank you Doc :)

You're lucky, you get a captive audience. I know I'd listen to ya -- LOL, anything to keep the drill at bay! ;)

Freedom is not: doing everything you want to.
Freedom is: not having to do what you don't want to do.
~ Joyce Meyer

4 years and 9600 visits later

... OK, now get the same dentist to select, reprint and change daily, Mises and Lew Rockwell articles for his office waiting room. Get him to put up a Slim Jim rack instead of his magazine rack. Get him to play Ron Paul videos on his waiting room TV. Encourage him to have multiple copies of “Liberty Defined” that he lends out. Have him produce and help write “Liberty Jazz Tunes” (that he plays in his treatment rooms)… and to hand them out free to those that want one. Get that same Dentist to talk to his patients about Dr. Paul when he has his hands in their mouths … believe me, they are truly captive at that point.

Please enjoy, "RON PAUL And All That Jazz"
http://www.dailypaul.com/176606/ron-paul-and-all-that-jazz
Central Pa, Lycoming County, Williamsport

My dentist was the same way

Also I am finding vet's and chiropractors are also very libertarian minded. They know if government gets into their businesses the cost will go up and their business will be hurt by it. When your around these three groups have a simple chat with them you'll see what I'm talking about.

You made me giggle

flapping your "wings", that was too funny! I swear the dentists talk to you on purpose while your mouth is full or numb, just to get a laugh later with the office help. But you still came thru! Great job!

This is exactly what it

This is exactly what it takes. Plant the seed. I am having dinner with 2 former high school mates Sunday after the Bronco game this Sunday.. Yea yea Micheal I know! Peoploe are looking but are so confused. Facebook is going to be the elites demise.