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Re: Retirement on Culebra
Culebra, Puerto Rico
Author: Arroz (
Date:   04-03-09 19:22

Just to give you an example. We were on the island for 4 months. Around month 3 I chipped a tooth. No problem, there is a dentist who visits the island every Thursday. So, I make a booking for the next Thursday. The day arrives and I leap out of bed to be at the hospital at 7 AM to put my name on the appointment list and then head home for breakfast. The system is first come, first served on the day of the appointment so I was advised to get there early to put my name on the list to see the dentist. I'm back there at 9 AM, the time when the dentist is supposed to arrive and lo and behold, I am told by an apologetic receptionist that he called to say that he couldn't make it that day. Okay, I re-book for the next Thursday. That morning I go through the same routine and I get squeezed in (since he was already full for this day) and he puts a temp cover on the tooth and tells me to book another Thursday for a more permanent cap. Next available time is two week away. So, two weeks later I go through the routine (I'm starting to like having a walk before breakfast) only to get a call around 8:30 saying that the dentist won't be there that Thursday but they will put my name on the list for the next Thursday. The next Thursday, big surprise, I get to see him and the work is done (well done I might add). The good part of the adventure (aside from the morning exercise) is that the exams, x-rays, and fillings, all together, came to $45.

This is why some people go to Fajardo to see the dentist.

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