Thursday, September 14, 2006

weekend assignment

Weekend Assignment #129: It Just Doesn't Make Sense!
 
Weekend Assignment #129: Write about something that makes absolutely no sense to you, or that you find almost impossibly ironic. This covers a lot of ground so let me make it simpler: Write about something you just don't get. You've rolled it around in your brain, you've thought about it, and it just doesn't add up. Yeah. Tell us about that thing. From the enduring popularity of talentless celebrities to people who put mayonnaise on their french fries (yes, I'm looking at you, Belgium), there's got to be something out there that makes you go, "huh?" Or, for the kids, something that makes you go "WTF?"
 
For obvious reasons to those of you who read this earlier, I am changing the answer I first put here to something harmless, having already earned a reputation as the neighborhood witch.
 
I know dental school must cost a fortune, and perhaps dentists have to charge those outrageous fees; but why can't something be done to make dental work more affordable, at least for kids?  I wish the government could somehow make it mandatory that all children have access to necessary dental work.  Oh yes, I realize that even if it were free, there are parents who would still let their kids' teeth rot in their heads.  
 
Cliff and I were pretty poor, and sometimes I let my own teeth go, but we somehow came up with the money for our children's dentists.  Not for braces, mind you... but for fillings and such.  It's just a shame it has to be so expensive.
 
Extra Credit: There's a song playing in your head right now. Tell us what it is.

I dare you to listen to this one and NOT get it stuck in your head!

The Beatles

Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da

Desmond has a barrow in the marketplace
Molly is the singer in a band
Desmond say to Molly, girl I like you face
And Molly says this as she takes him by the hand

Obladi, oblada,
Life goes on, bra
La la how the life goes on
Obladi, oblada
Life goes on, bra
La la how the life goes on

Desmond take a trolley to the jewelers store
Buys a twenty carat golden ring, (rin-ring)
Takes it back to Molly waiting at the door
And as he gives it to her she begins to sing (sin-sing)

Obladi, obla-a
Life goes on, bra
La la how the life goes on
Obladi, oblada
Life goes on, bra
La la how the life goes on

Yeah, In a couple of years they
have built a home sweet home
With a couple of kids running in the yard
of Desmond and Molly Jones

Happy ever after in the market place
Desmond lets the children lend a hand
Molly stays at home and does her pretty face
And in the evening she's a singer with the band

Obladi, oblada
Life goes on, bra
La la how the life goes on
Obladi, oblada
Life goes on, bra
La la how the life goes on

Happy ever after in the market place
Molly lets the children lend a hand
Desmond stays at home and does his pretty face
And in the evening she's a singer with the band

Obladi, oblada
Life goes on, bra
La la how the life goes on
Obladi, oblada
Life goes on, bra
La la how the life goes on
And if you want some fun
take Obladi blada

Come on, I know there's something you'd like to contribute to this.  Think about it, then leave the link to your entry at By The Way.

7 comments:

amy122389 said...

Gyahhhh........I'm with you on that one.  Hell, there are so many inexpensive clinics that do spay/neuter!!

~Amy

sangriablue3151 said...

I can agree with you on this one. I recently became victim of my first cavity, and since it was towards the front, I didn't want to get a silver filling. Even with a 10% insurance discount I paid for earlier in the year, the resin composite filling cost me 170 bucks. Gaaaaahhhhh.

-rachel

madcobug said...

I agree with you, my children always came first. Clothes, shoes and whatever. Helen

siennastarr said...

I have always like this song, but I think it has a hidden agenda! lol  The part about Desmond making up his pretty face and calling him a her... makes me think these were two women.......or two transvestites.  Not that it matters, but I can never JUST listen or sing a song, without getting all up into the lyrics! lol

I know.. I'm weird!  lol

Hugs
jackie

csandhollow said...

O lordy you had to get me started! I just resad the part about a song stuck and the words started going... there she goes just awalking down the street singing..... I will hear this all day now! LOL

plittle said...

Now I'm cursing myself for not getting here earlier and reading whatever it was you wrote and then deleted.
-Paul
http://journals.aol.ca/plittle/AuroraWalkingVacation/

psychfun said...

Well as a daughter of a dentist I'll tell you first it is the Malpractice Insurance rates that drive it the most. Sometimes it will go up 200% in one year. And my dad didn't have any malpractice cases against him! Even bogus ones then! Then you have to pay your assistances, supplies, equipment, rent, utilities, membership/license fees ETC...you wouldn't believe what amount goes out. Sure there is a big difference, some dentist are driving the Jaqus & live richly but not all! We were probably mid middle SES so....we certainly were better off than some in society but not like many of our friends. Your 10% was 170? Was that just the filling or cleaning & exam & x-rays also.