Aheila’s Drabble Day – Couch

As I feel it’s the lowest of the low, posting about toothpaste, I’ve decided to try and redeem myself by participating in Aheila’s Drabble Day Challenge.
Quoting from her website:
Here is how the drabble challenge works!
Read the prompt and find your angle.
Write a drabble (100 words story, give or take five words).
Post a direct link to your drabble in the comments (or, if you don’t have a blog, just go ahead and post your drabble in the comments).

My Drabble: Couch

It looked like a fluffy, breathing couch.

I stared at the dog, lying on its back, breathing deeply as it lay in the sun. I turned to the owner, trying not to show my worry.
“And… This is Tiny?” I queried, thinking back to the advertisement I had seen in the newspaper. It had read: Sitter needed for Tiny dog, owners going away on holiday.

This dog wasn’t Tiny. It was Huge. They should’ve called it Misnomer…

“Yes,” the owner said happily, “don’t worry, she’s an absolute sweetheart. Naturally.”

There was a ‘but’; there was always a ‘but’.


The End.

The Toothpaste Review: Colgate Sensitive Pro-Relief

I have quite a lot of problems with my teeth. I was constantly on antibiotics when I was a child and apparently that gives you a predilection to cavities and the sort. Combine that with sensitive teeth and you can sometimes have a very touchy writer. About two weeks ago, I had to go to the dentist to check out a very sensitive tooth of mine. While I was there, the dentist gave me a sample of Colgate’s new Sensitive Pro-Relief toothpaste. Having never been someone to turn down free stuff (especially from a dentist who milks every unnecessary cent out of you) I decided to give it a go.

And, as with all samples, one should give some feedback on the product that you used… So, here is mine. (I have a blog and I’m not afraid to use it!)

It does not work.

I’ve been brushing with it a week now, two to three times a day and I can’t live with my mouth anymore. I’m going to buy some Sensodyne after work and start using that again. I’m in one of those desperate situations where I don’t even have my usual Sensigel to try and fix the problem because when I was using Sensodyne I didn’t have any problems anymore with sensitive teeth.

So, for all of you who happen to have decided to google the toothpaste and came across this blog post- I can tell you now, don’t use it. I’m sorry Colgate, but the proof is in my mouth. And no, I don’t have another problem, I was at the dentist two weeks ago and he gave me a thorough checkup. My teeth are fine, your toothpaste sadly is not.