I know that the broken teeth are beyond repair and will have to come out at some stage, but the dentist said that as long as they weren?t causing me any pain then he?d leave them in, but if they did start hurting then he?d take them out. I think I?ll wait ?til they start hurting and not take the initiative.
So the appointment and the filling cost me £42.50, which is the standard price now for most courses of treatment, and is certainly not too bad a price compared to private costs. By the same token, when I have my broken teeth out it?ll cost me another £42.50. At least at this rate I know how much it?ll cost, and not get stung by a big bill.
The car?s got it?s MOT tomorrow, so that?s where the big sting will be. I sometimes wonder why I have a car, and then I remember that I?m a lazy shit and it gets me to places very quickly. When I had the old Peugeot 309 and it died on Christmas 2003, I had to get a replacement as I was still living in Chichester and used to come back to Ramsgate quite a few weekends to see my Mum and Grandma, and when I was back they needed lifts everywhere. Now that my Mum has had a hip-replacement, and that my Grandma has passed away, will I still need a car when this one dies?
It?s only 10 years old and so should have plenty of life left in her, but further down the line the costs of getting her road-worthy will probably outweigh the actual cost of the car and the benefits it gives. So would I give it up?? I dunno. It seems like a long way away, but if the government makes driving too expensive then I guess I would get rid of the car.
Then again I may be loaded by that time and driving around in a Hummer.