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The state of being bothered by people needing what is due to them, or a stubborn refusal to listen to good advice.

By Novel AllenPublished 4 months ago 1 min read
Ebenezer Scrooge

Scrooge sat in the waiting room of the dentist's office tapping his shoe on the floor, fully aware that he was annoying everyone. He didn't care, his tooth hurt like hell, and he felt like hot pokers were being jabbed back and forth into his gums...aargh! He silently screamed and dared anyone to say something to him. The receptionist stared daggers at him, she had already told him ten times that he was up next to see the dentist.

Flora had been calling Scrooge for months, he had missed appointment after appointment until she had just given up on him. Whenever she called him he would say:

"Bahhumbug woman, me teeth are totally fine. You just want to take me hard earned money for spitting out lies about the state of me gum".

Flora always smiled at his choice of language, no matter how annoyed he made her. She knew he would be back eventually. His mouth was getting worse every day.

Now here was Scrooge, three teeth needing removal and a toothache to end all toothaches.

Finally, Ebenezer's turn came. Why was he not being called, he asked Flora.

"Mr. Scrooge, they have to clean the entire area after seeing each patient, just give them a moment please"!

The nurse popped her head around the corner.

"Ebenezer Scrooge".

Ebenezer grunted and followed......Horrid grunting, groaning and %#&*%$ words flew upon the wind.

An hour later, bahhumbugged and Scrooged, Ebenezer ran from the office, completely refusing to pay.

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Bah Humbug!


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  • Randy Wayne Jellison-Knock4 months ago

    Obviously before the novel began, lol.

  • Catherine Nyomenda4 months ago

    😂😂I bet the pain was too much. I have never had a toothache since I was born. Thank heavens for that, as for Ebenezer. Bah Humbug😃

  • If I knew he was gonna flee without paying, I would have told the dentist to pull out all his teeth. Without anaesthesia or any pain killer! Hehehe 😈😈😈

  • Babs Iverson4 months ago

    Fun & entertaining read!!! Loved it!!!💕❤️❤️

  • Hannah Moore4 months ago

    I KNOW him!

  • Margaret Brennan4 months ago

    Yes, you nailed Scrooge to a "T". Love it.

  • Naveed 4 months ago

    Loved the way you captured Scrooge's grumpy character.very enjoyable and well-written story.💖

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