Just the other day, we finally gave up looking for Son #1’s lost retainer. Unfortunately, it looked like it was time to bite the bullet and pony up a wad of cash for a new one. I got on the phone with the orthodontist’s office to make the appointment. As I was funneled through their automatic call system, I decided to give our son’s room another quick look, even though he had already cased the joint on more than one occasion.
I rifled through his dresser-top menagerie of stuff… No retainer. Meanwhile, I kept pushing the appropriate buttons on the phone in hopes of soon hearing a human voice. I stuck my head under his bed to have a look around… Lo and behold, there was his retainer, just laying there in plain view! It had taken me a total of thirty seconds to find it! Grrrr! Apparently, searching for things is not our son’s forte. Imagine if I found the conspicuous retainer after we had bought a new one!
It’s strange the way things work out. This was similar to calling to check on a package that should have already arrived and having it coincidentally show up in the mail that very same day. Only this time, it was the magical re-appearance of a retainer while on the phone with an orthodontist. To all the people out there who’ve paid to replace a retainer… tsk, tsk. Now you know your treasure was only a (magic) phone call away.
Maybe this is the world’s luckiest retainer.