Arnon Grunberg


Fingernails and ears

The dentist keeps tickling the human imagination, In yesterday’s New York Times: ‘A medical tribunal in West Yorkshire found a dentist guilty of urinating in his surgery sink and of using dental tools meant for patients to clean his fingernails and ears. The tribunal said it was satisfied that the evidence showed that the 51-year-old dentist, Alan Hutchinson, who “routinely” did not wear gloves or wash his hands, had risked the health of “himself, staff and patients” for more than 28 years. A nurse who worked for Dr. Hutchinson for 16 years said she had caught him urinating in the sink more than once.’

What was this dentist thinking?

And on a more Freudian note: have you ever fallen in love with your dentist?