I had a root canal once. It was terrible. It was probably up there on the list of top 10 horrible things that I've been though. It wasn't the process that was all together horrible, it took a few hours and I was high on nitrous oxide, however that wore off fast enough as soon as I left the office. It was the everlasting pain of inflamed nerves, the painful crown that was installed afterward, and the uncomfortable inability to to chew most food on that side of my mouth for 12 years following up to the present day.
That's my personal yardstick for horrible things. Ever since I had that experience I find myself measuring other things I don't want to do up against root canals. There are things everyday I don't want to do but the comparison to root canals doesn't enter my mind very often. I've had terrible jobs and on my way to work I'd think "I'd actually opt for a root canal right now instead of going to work." That's when you know your job is bad. But I haven't thought about it till today. This weekend I decided to stay in Kentville to take on the horrendous task of writing my resume, a portfolio requirement necessary for graduating from my school, and important for finding a job as well. Writing my resume ranks amongst my top ten hated things in life. I even did the dishes, washed my laundry and emptied the garbage to further delay the task. Then the comparison to having a root canal came into my mind and I found myself weighing one against the other. I've just now come to the conclusion that perhaps writing the resume is slightly below a root canal on the yardstick of terrible things. Just slightly below. I'd say 95% as bad as a root canal.
So that is what I am doing today. Maybe I will get 50% done today and maybe the rest tomorrow. Oh ha! I just thought of something else that "needs" to be done first. I'm going to get groceries. Hey, the store might close unexpectedly and I'll have no food all night if I don't go now. *sigh*