A dinner speaker was in such a hurry to get to the hotel that when he arrived and sat down at the head table, he suddenly realized that he had forgotten to get his false teeth. Turning to the man next to him he said, "I forgot my teeth." The man said, "No problem." With that, he reached into his pocket and pulled out a pair of false teeth.
"Try these," he said. The speaker tried them. "Too loose," he said. The man then said, "I have another pair...try these." The speaker tried them and responded, "Too tight." The man was not taken back at all. He then said, "I have one more pair...try them." The speaker said, "They fit perfectly." With that, he ate his meal and gave his address.
After the dinner meeting was over, the speaker went over to thank the man who had helped him. "I want to thank you for coming to my aid. Where is your office? I've been looking for a good dentist." The man replied, "I'm not a dentist. I'm the local undertaker."*
Thankfully, I do not yet have false teeth. But I do have a few issues with my teeth. Those of you who read my blog fairly regularly will remember that last year I had to have sum surgery on my upper gums. And now, I have had the same surgery on my lower gums. Hopefully, this will take care of my dental issues.
The bad news is that I will have a few days of discomfort. But the good news is that I will keep a fairly healthy set of teeth, and thus forestall any mention of false teeth for the foreseeable future.
But the best news of all is that I will essentially have a mouth that is in good working order. I say best news because, being a preacher, I largely earn my living with my mouth!
Thanks for your prayers as I convalesce. I should be “up and at ‘em” in the next day or two.