February 13, 2008

The 28 Year Old Teenager

Filed under: General — Cory @ 11:30 pm

I’m 28 years old, and yesterday I got braces.

Ouch. These things hurt.

So what did I do this evening? I went to the mall, of course.

It took me about 45 minutes to eat my bowl of tomato basil soup at La Madeleine, which was the only real food I could eat with my teeth in such pain. Even the biggest bowl of soup wasn’t able to fill me up, but I was so tired of sitting there that I had to leave, which is when I spotted Smootie King.

I walked up to the counter, and said “Hi.” I noticed the guy look down at the counter in disgust, and that’s when I realized that I had spit something out onto the counter. A small piece of tomato basil colored soft wax (used to protect your tongue from the metal) was on the counter between the two of us, and each of us saw it. It was pretty embarrassing.

A little while later I was in a store, and I asked the girl working there about the sizes available for a piece of clothing.

Me: “Is this all you have in?”

Her: Blank stare……… “yes sir, we are open until 10″

That’s when I decided it was time to come home.

It’s going to be a long two years.

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  1. That sucks.

    Comment by Eliot — February 13, 2008 @ 11:39 pm
  2. The ortho told me 1.5 years of braces… in actuality, it was over 3. =\

    Comment by Monica — February 14, 2008 @ 1:20 pm
  3. The pain will subside after a few days. Well, until the next time you go and they tighten them up again!

    Comment by Mike — February 18, 2008 @ 1:49 pm
  4. Oh man, I’m sorry. I had to wear braces for several years. You do get used to them after a while.

    I totally sympathize with the – um – oral control issues.

    Comment by David — March 22, 2008 @ 1:47 pm

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