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Friday, February 10, 2006

I Gotsta Gimme Some Dentures

I have a 37 mile commute (one-way) everyday to work. It can get really boring after a while. Carpooling, NPR, my iPod, and random General Lee sightings all help reduce this mundane part of my day. However, there is one thing that piques my interest every single morning.

And that, my friends, is the line of people standing outside of Affordable Dentures. I kid you not. At 7:45AM, with the doors still locked, there will be a line of people waiting to get in. And I'm not talking about 1 or 2 people hoping to get their dentures quick before their workday starts. This line can easily be 30+ people deep, just like today. I've been witnessing this for nearly 2 years.

It brings to mind a few questions that baffle me to the point that I'm seriously considering posing as a journalist from a local paper so I can go and interview those in queue:

  1. Where are all these people coming from? Does Atlanta only offer Premium Dentures, so those looking for a deal feel the need to drive out to Covington?
  2. Does the company line their dentures with crack before giving them to customers, causing them to come back for more every day?
  3. Is Affordable Dentures just a cover-up for Jim Stalvey's underground moonshine business?
  4. In order to make Affordable Dentures so affordable, did the company elect to not install any phones or internet connection, so people can not in fact call for an appointment, but rather must show up as early as possible to get in line and pick a number?

Before I leave Georiga, it's my goal to document this phenomenon with my camera. I'm sure all of you will be waiting on the edge of your seats...


Laura said...

I'm pretty sure the answer to your question is....

it's the South.

Strange things happen down there, including standing in line to get dentures - not something you'll likely see in Minnesota.

Matt O said...


Addie said...

Never underestimate the power of affordable dental care.

Randomness for the day - you should definetly add a link to the how to wiki Advice on everything from taking a compliment to affordable dentures