One thing I’ve learned over the years is to take responsibility for my mistakes. No, it wasn’t a big one, but still. Why was I so head strong that my first thought was, “damn, how could they have made me the wrong molds for my teeth?”
I made the call to the orthodontist’s office.
Receptionist: You need to come in so we can see why they don’t fit and do a rescan.
Me: I know why they don’t fit. You didn’t take into account my new crowns. But the ones before fit fine. I really don’t want to have to come in again. (continuing with more blah, blah, blah)
Receptionist: Can I put you on hold for a minute?
NEW receptionist: So how can I help you?
Me: (repeat, sigh and more blah, blah, blah)
NEW receptionist: We really should see you and we’ll make time for you at your convenience.
Me: (sigh) Today at 11:00?
NEW receptionist: Perfect. We’ll see you then.
Sitting in the orthodontist’s chair and ready for them to rectify their mistake, I became enlightened. I had pulled the packet of invisalign’s from an old box and had plunked the wrong set of invisalign’s in my mouthy mouth.
Me: (looking at the orthodontist’s assistant) So my other two boxes at home are the right ones?
Assistant: Should be.
Me: (thinking of time wasted on both our parts because of my blunder) Crap.
Assistant: (smile) Don’t worry. It’s happened before. If you have any problems once you get home and try them, feel free to email me.
And so I did. But not because I had a problem.
Reminder: Admit mistakes and move one.
Note to self: check future emails for typos.
You are only human and when you admit you are wrong then its divine. Thanks for this post and reminding us all that everyone makes mistakes.
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Thanks, Tony. 😉