Tuesday, May 29, 2007

The golden mile

Hehe! I have to share this story, although we won't tell my husband that I'm telling it now, will we? When he was a kid still living at home, his father had a really good dental plan through his job, and of course their family dentist knowing this had to take full advantage of that. So my husband, and all of his sisters each have some gold caps on their teeth. My husband has two of them, on two back molars. I've always teased him about this, that they are an investment in my future, and when he dies and is cremated, those two gold nuggets in his mouth will make a nice tink-tinking sound in the urn.

So the other night we're eating dinner, and all of a sudden he makes this horrible face, like he was going to be sick or something. I asked him what was wrong, and he told me one of his gold caps had become loose lately and he had just swallowed it! I started howling with laughter, and making all kinds of remarks about the golden bowl movement he was going to have, and how he'd be panning for gold in the toilet. He wasn't too amused, but I'm sure he'll get over it and find it funny at some point too -- just not at that point.

Well today when I got home from work, he was all smiles, like grinning ear to ear, so I asked him what was up. He held out his hand and dropped something in mine. There was that gold cap from his mouth that had made the journey through his intestinal highway, now dubbed the golden mile! I screeched until he assured me he completely scoured it clean!

I couldn't help but noticing how much that gold tooth nugget weighed, and I told him I really was going to be rich from his teeth one day! That his two caps were like little gold ingots to me appreciating in value over the years. Precious metals make for a great investment, and I think I may have half an ounce of investment in his mouth, so I think I'll take a jaunt over to the Monex Deposit Company site and see what this precious metal is going for at the moment! Then I might send his old family dentist a thank you note for thinking of my financial future! ;-)



Gail said...

By far, one of the best posts I've ever read on gold! Thanks for the laugh!

Olivia said...

Thanks, Gail. I'm glad you got a chuckle out of it. I know I did when it was happening, and I'm sure we'll have a few giggles over it for the rest of our lives!