PHOTO PROMPT © Priya Bajpal
Saras has learned the lessons only a toothache can teach, promptly to disregard when the ache is gone. The fifty-eight-year-old woman can’t quit the sweet stuff.
A tooth removal was essential. Being a heedless patient, her dentist has stopped exchanging pleasantries. Services weren’t denied, thanks to the Hippocratic oath.
At the clinic, while experiencing excruciating pain, her eyes fell on the multi-colored candies kept in a jar on the pebbled surface teapoy.
Before leaving after the procedure Saras queried someone if she could take some.
Candy-like papers with dental health tips left her bitter for the remaining day.