Chipped tooth a couple of months ago. Had a bit of a toothache at the weekend. Woke up this morning with V bad toothache. After practically ODing on painkillers, ring 7 dentists in town - nobody will see me. Throw strop. Ring Tainer Bang to complain. Convince FionnTimes to give me his codeine. Torment colleagues with moaning. Ring sister. Ring sister's dentist/surgeon/maxo-something-complicated/doctor husband. Go to dental hospital. Worrying tapping on tooth, hmmming, x-rays, poking around, forms, and remarks including "you have very big tonsils."
Finally they breezily say I have to get root canal McGinty horror-fest done in the morning.