I parked at Tesco this morning, not the one where I go shopping, another one, and walked to the dentist. It's only a few minutes away but easier to walk there as there is never any room in the street to park closer. It's a busy road with nose to tail traffic queuing to get through the lights. I was looking down as usual, thinking there is a lot of litter about, when I noticed a glove on the pavement in front of me. It looked in perfect condition, brand new in fact. Strange, I thought, why only one glove, where is the other one. I quickly glanced around, didn't want to draw attention to myself, couldn't see a second glove, so I carried on walking. I was still thinking about the glove when I got to the dentist, perhaps I should have picked it up, but what use is one glove.
Sally the dentist was very nice. Why do all dentists have near perfect teeth, I admired her pearly whites. Where do they get their check ups done, do they go to another practice or do they ask their colleagues to treat them? She had a good poke around in my mouth, and declared that all was fine, no treatment needed, and see you in one year. I might not see her actually, because Emma my regular dentist finished today and is taking one year off. Her baby is due in four weeks. My appointment is for early September, so Emma might be back by then. I don't really mind which dentist I see to be honest. It's an all female practice, there seems to be more woment entering the profession these days. Go for it girls, that's what I say.
I got off lightly there, only had to pay for the check up. Keep on brushing and flossing. I was still thinking about the glove as I walked back to the car. Wondered if it would still be there, or if someone else had nabbed it. One glove eh, do I really need one glove? Do I dare to bend down and pick it up with all these cars passing, they will think I'm nuts. Then I thought hmm, one glove is better than none, so I picked it up.
Luckily it is a left hand as they are the first to wear out with me. I pull weeds up with my left hand, and this glove is pretty tough, it has rubber fingers. When trimming bushes I hold the twigs with my left hand whilst cutting with the right. It will protect me from the thorns.
So all in all, that was a pretty good decision. It doesn't matter that I only found one glove, because one is better than none. Don't you agree.