When I was younger and I sassed my mom I could count on her saying “Do you want your teeth in your mouth or out in the street?” It was a no brainer for me, my teeth remaining in my mouth suited me just fine. Besides how would the streets benefit by having my pearly whites? I couldn’t ever figure out why she chose this expression, but when I wanted to be a real smart a$$ I’d tell her that I’d like a moment to think about it. Maybe you’ve heard this saying, however for one gentleman it wasn’t an expression but a reality.
If you haven’t read the article circulating the internet, let me put you on the in here and allow you to read it for yourself http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/dentist-pulls-her-ex-boyfriend-teeth-split-210829769.html . Talk about revenge. The problem with this sort of revenge is they’ll never properly be able to talk out their break up. Whaa! Whaa! Whaa! Nice one right? Lol, probably would’ve been better had I done that one over a video blog!
Okay in all seriousness, while I don’t condone this sort of behavior I find the story rather comical, yet disturbing. Disturbing in the fact that it had to take some serious time to really engage in pulling out teeth, tooth by tooth. But to say that Karma will come back and bite you, well it will never be the case for this guy!! (Okay Okay I just can’t stop myself!!) This is just wrong of me, I’m sorry. Okay seriously this time I’m being for real. When you’re pissed at someone, while pulling teeth, or perhaps throwing plates may seem like the best way to communicate your anger, your feelings, the bottom line is we’re not always heard the way we really want to be heard.
Taking a deep breath is a good idea if you can do it. Walking away until you calm down is another option. Those who remain calm while being angry are incredible people and possess self control I wish I could purchase at Wal-Mart. Revenge may feel good in the moment, but in the end your even more frustrated because now your significant other really won’t be able to hear you out as they’ll be just as pissed.
A counselor friend of mine taught me this principle that I wish I would apply way more, but for you calm, rational ones out there, here’s another tool to put in your relationship tool belt. H A L T! If you’re H-ungry, A-ngry, L-onely or T-ired then halt. (For me I’ve always been convinced if you’re angry go faster, learn from me… it doesn’t work!) Sometimes in those heated moments it really is worth it to just H A L T. I’m sure this dentist gal wishes she would’ve learned this concept ahead of time, before the pulling took place!
So while revenge may seem like a good idea, or throwing that plate, in actuality it really won’t resolve anything for us. I think what we can all walk away from this story is don’t go to your ex for dental procedures, medical treatment or that next hair cut. You just might walk away with less then you came in with! (Okay okay… I’m really stopping! Bye.)
Ahhh look he’s teething… well maybe not? (Okay …I’m done.)