Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Monkey Business

Cutie pie chimp found here

So I was sitting in the dentist's office yesterday waiting for my teeth cleaning appointment. My hygienist was running late because the computer system had gone down, so I was passing the time by texting with my sister. It went like this:

Sister: It's snowing here! Blah! Blah blah! I hate winter blah blah blah!

Me: MmmHmmm....

Sister: So, what's going on over there?

Me: I'm watching a chimpanzee brush his teeth.

Sister: No, really. Whatcha doing?

Me: Seriously.

I was not exaggerating or fabricating. Honest. Our dentist has a flatscreen TV in his office and runs a non-stop dentist channel. Who knew there was such a thing? And someone somewhere thought it would be a good idea to make a film that explains proper brushing technique using a chimpanzee.

Um. Did you know that chimps only have a few front teeth? Well, at least this chimp only had three.  And that those teeth aren't particularly attractive? And -- for real -- that you're not supposed to brush your teeth while laying upside down?

I know, I know....it was probably written for children. But it just struck me as very strange.

So my sister said:

Sister: Well. Two can play that game!

And attached a video of herself with half of an enormous gourd on her head and doing the shimmy.

I am not kidding.

Which goes a long way to explain why I am the way I am. It's all in the genes, people.


Unknown said...

HaHaHa! Oh, Julia, aren't sisters great? Sounds like you've got a good one there. Lucky you!

Gertie said...

My dentist has the SAME video. I always wondered 'now why does that make me want to brush my teeth'?

Unknown said...

It sounds like you and your sister both have a wonderful sense of humor. Thanks for sharing it with us!

Gill said...

Can't you share the sister video? After all, it is just between us...... and maybe utube.... then Facebook... and then viral...wouldn't it be nice to have such a famous sister. Of course it could just be sent to one of those silly video programmes and just take the money :)