A dentist in Rochester, New York was astonished when he arrived at work on Monday morning, to find a patient sitting in his waiting room who needed a tooth removing.
Dr Christian Szell explained:
"Monday is usually a quiet day. I ask my receptionists to keep the first half of the week free of extractions, until I get into my stride. This was exceptional - the patient was in some pain."
The dentist said that, on Mondays and Tuesdays, he likes to do 3-month check-ups, cleaning and polishing, x-rays, and any new patient checks. Wednesdays and Thursdays, he does more 'involved' work, such as fillings, crowns and root canal cases, and rounds the week off with what he enjoys most on Fridays, painful extractions. He relishes the smell of his patients' fear, and confesses that his favorite appointment is the one at 2:30.
"This completely threw me," said Szell, "but I made him pay for the trouble. He was as nervous as a child on its very first visit to the surgery!
The patient in question confirmed this. He told us:
"My tooth needed to come out, but the dentist was rather sinister. He kept asking me "is it safe?", and I became more and more frightened. I was glad to get out of there with my life intact!"