I’ve been seeing this new dentist for last six months. We had to schedule a few deep cleanings as she felt that one session would be too long. I agreed, despite the inconvenience of scheduling and remembering multiple visits.

In the first visit, I happened to share with her about my interest in running and that I intended to run a marathon in a few days. She was quite excited.

Over the next few sessions, while rendered speechless, I listened to her travails about running and how she could never adopt it. She intended to walk a 10k event.

No, the story doesn’t have an inspiring ending or anything like that. The moral is that one’s listening goes up a notch if one can’t do anything else physically and just lie there.