Today I was caught in the work kitchen poking a plastic knife into the back of my braces.
I didn't have a toothpick. I wasn't thinking. What's a girl to do? I was merely waiting for my soup to heat-up and couldn't stand for one more second the piece of turkey stuck in the back of my braces. I wasn't going to ditch the soup to grab floss and jet to the bathroom. Who has time for that?! I had to think quick. For some reason, the plastic knife looked both appealing and handy (ironically, I am reading a book my boss gave me about teenage cutters - but that's a toootally different story).
The co-worker gave a weird, "Hey." I immediately fessed up and blamed it on the braces. I admit it. I pick. I am always picking at the braces. I know it's gross but nothing is worse that crap stuck back there. And apparently I will use any handy utensil, tool, even writing device to clear the crap. I know, I know...TMI.
By the way, has anyone tried to "Simpsonize" themselves? I have tried for the past hour to load a picture of myself with braces. Apparently, The Simpsons hate braces! Braces = ERROR message. Anyone successful?