Because I’m getting a crown.
I think I’ve written about this before but whenever there’s something wrong with my car and I have to take it in, I always expect it to cost $600. That way if it’s $600 then I can think: I knew it! And if it’s more, say $800, well, that’s not too much more than I expected.
And if it’s less then I can think: whew! at least it isn’t $600.
This is exactly what I was thinking as the dentist ground down my old broken tooth and fitted me with a temporary. When I found out that after insurance I would probably owe $450 (due now), I thought whew!
On the bummer side, when I was planning my day of amazing productivity, spending 3 hours at the dentist wasn’t in the equation.