The wind is blowing, the snow is falling steadily, it's cold. No one in his right mind would venture willingly out into this weather without a really good reason. A reason of great importance. A reason rife with desperation. Life and death.
I had to venture out today. My reason? I HAD TO GO TO THE DENTIST for a routine checkup and teeth cleaning.
According to Mary, if I don't go twice a year to the dentist for routine maintenance, I will surely die an excruciating premature death and rot in Hell for my negligence. She simply won't allow me to slide on these routine appointments. So despite the horrific weather I was forced to keep my appointment with the hygienist. Talk about a double whammy--first the nasty winter weather and then a trip in that nastiness to the dentist for more nastiness. I think I'd rather take my chances with damnation and Hell.