Evasive action called for in emergencies

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Posted: Friday, July 20, 2018 5:42 am

When should one take evasive action? This is the question.

Any time you find yourself in a dental clinic or emergency room, I figure.

Back in the day and a teenager at the time, I was forced to take evasive action in Dr. James Cochran’s Hillsboro dental clinic.

Ol’ doc Cochran was waving his 6-inch-long Novocaine needle in front of my face when he was called out of the exam room.

I jumped out of the chair, retreating to the front lobby, where I pushed aside a pair of  legs in nylons under the front desk.

“Hey, what are you doing down there?”

Fearing the receptionist was about to scream, “Doctor, there’s some pervert under my desk trying to look up my dress,” I scrambled out from under her feet and shot for the front door.

The receptionist shrieked and pushed back her chair on wheels, slamming it into the glass cabinet showcasing the latest in dentures, crashing everything to the floor.

Dentures everywhere.

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