Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Forza Germania


Text message from Thömas, my dear Bremerhaven dentist friend today, including this photo:

'I have employed a dental technician for my praxis. He is a nice guy. He really likes Star Wars.'

Me: 'So I see. Is he sane?'

'More or less.'

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  1. I thought it was Rachel for a moment

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  2. I need some dental advice, can I meet your friend Thómas when he comes over?

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    1. No. Even I don't ask him for dental advice when he is on holiday.

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    2. Having said that, if he suddenly needs advice on farming techniques and finds himself in the Norwich area, I am sure you could come to some sort of agreement.

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    3. Need what? Farming advice? I've eaten too many Norfolk sugar beet to need dental advice.

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  3. Oh, the shame! My innate Germanity cringes at light saber loving men.

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    1. As opposed to the heavy, sabre-loving men of university duelling clubs?

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    2. My God, are they still doing that nowadays?

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  4. I had to get out my dictionary to look up praxis. It's what I thought it was. Hoping your friend's decision will be a good one.

    Best wishes from a Star Wars free zone.

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    1. I now only talk about the 'praxis' when with Thömas. I hope so too - he has employed a few mad people in the past, but he is a good judge of someone's character as far as sweetness goes.

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  5. 'Praxis' is a good word as is 'Zahnpasta', having nothing to do with Italian food.

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    1. He brings us zahnpasta when he visits. There is a company called 'Meridol' which you can only buy from in Germany, it seems.

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  6. I hope his praxis doesn't suffer as a result.

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    1. His praxis has suffered as a result of many things in the past, the worst being the erstwhile partnership with an elderly Hungarian who he now refers to as 'Dracula'.

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  7. Thomas with an Umlaut? Only Motorhead (Lemmy) gets away such affectation. Which is why I am dead suspicious of any Martyn. Give me a Martin any day.

    Whatever a dental technician does it will be more benevolent than what my (German) hygienist (Wimborne, Dorset, England, ca. 1990s)did. He'd take your mouth and resident teeth apart- with vigour, kindly put all parts back together again, after a long interval - all the while running a social commentary. I called him "the Butcher".

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    1. Sounds as thought the experience had a lasting and detrimental effect on you, Ürsula.

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    2. Charming.

      Depends how you define "detrimental" and for whom, Tom. My bite now a bit more polished and meatier than my miaou.

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  8. I don't think you can put reference or preference to the classification of someones sanity when recruiting anyhoo.......

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    1. Well you can't if you work in mental health, anywaaay.

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  9. Unsypathetic translations they were.
    May The Force Be With You.

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  10. All the same can't help being glad he is not my dentist.

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    1. Those light sabres kill 99.9% of all known germ(an)s, Weave.

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