March 11, 2010

Trade Off

I found out yesterday that I have to have a root canal. Yuck. Gross. Ew. EEk. I don’t mind the actual procedure. It’s the ‘investment in my health’ that is driving me crazy. I have spent so much money at the dentist in the past two months that it is making me nauseous. And we have insurance. I’m talking like I could have drapes made for two rooms for this price. Or a nice French antique. Or 4 of the 8 custom dining chairs I want to have made. It’s a lot to chew.

It just dawned on me that I wish I could ‘trade services’ with my dentist. She’s always asking me about my work and being in interior design and what’s it like and what the clients are like and where to buy things..blah blah. She’s unusually interested in the details. The crown I have to get after the root canal is another $800. She could get a lot of design hours out of me for $800. All the small business owners in Boulder used to trade services all the time, furniture for acupuncture. Or yoga for lingerie. Come on Dr., it’s a brilliant idea!!! Do you think she’ll bite?

Ahhh…. Wouldn’t that be nice.




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