My sister, Alina, recently moved.
Like most people, when purchasing a new home, they will love the majority of the home but find a few things they’d like to change once they move in.
My sister is no different.
She wanted to get her hardwood floors redone and wanted to get an estimate from her floor guy.
She gave him her new address, he entered it into his GPS and drove to her new home.
Ramiro arrived at Alina’s new house and said that no one was at the house.
She told him not to worry about it. She told him the door was open and that her dog was friendly and would not hurt him.
Ramiro went into the house and followed my sisters’ directions. He walked around the home measuring the rooms. The friendly dog came up to Ramiro and he was petting him as he walked through the house.
My sister was confused because my parents were supposed to be at the house. She called our parents to see where they were and when they expected to get to her house.
My mom answered the phone. When my sister asked her why she wasn’t at the house, my mom was very confused. She told her, “What are you talking about? I’m sitting in our living room with your father right now.”
Right at that moment, Alina realized that Ramiro had entered the wrong house and was walking around a stranger’s home.
Ramiro ran out of the house, jumped into his truck, and sped away.
Ramiro was very shaken up and embarrassed.
This event could have changed his behavior of how he enters a customer’s house for the rest of his life.
Negative experiences happen to all of us. If the negative experience is bad enough, it can change our behavior for the rest of our lives.
In dentistry, we see this all the time. An adult who is deathly afraid of getting any dental work done.
These patients usually have had a traumatic event happen to them in the dental chair. This negative experience has altered their ability to sit in a dental chair in a relaxed or calm manner.
With these patients, we offer Anxiety Free Dentistry. These patients are given anxiety reducing pills that will help them stay in a more relaxed state during their dental treatment.
If you are anxious about going to the dentist and would like to get an Anxiety Free Dental Consultation, please call 773-292-1911 or visit us at mydente.com to schedule your appointment.
Floss like a madman!
Emilio “Stranger Danger” Couret