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Smiling Lessons

“I just like smiling.  Smiling’s my favorite.”  If you don’t know what movie that line’s from, then it’s time for you to watch Elf.  It doesn’t matter if it’s past Christmas, watch it.  Watch it now.  It will make you so happy.

I did have a point to typing that line other then lecturing you to watch Elf.  You see, I saw this commercial the other day for fake teeth.  Veneers, I guess.  It was infomercial-style, so they were telling you what a great deal you would get if you ordered today.  And all the pictures they were showing were really compelling. Listen, my dad has veneers and when I first saw those things I was like, “Wow, those are amazing.”  I mean they really are nice looking teeth.

Anyway, the infomercial was talking about what was included if you made an appointment for your new teeth and I was kind of half paying attention when all of a sudden I heard, “Order today and you’ll receive free smiling lessons.”  Hold up. Smiling lessons?  How long does such a lesson last?  Can you actually teach someone to smile?  I’m pretty sure if you feel happy or hear something funny, your mouth will automatically know what to do.  I’m not positive, but I’m pretty sure.

Wait, I have an idea.  Have those people watch Elf.  The smiles will come, I promise you.

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