Emma Thompson was quoted this week saying "I'd rather have root canal treatment for the rest of my life than join Twitter."
As a dental professional who renders endodontic therapy (ie. root canal treatment) on at least a weekly basis, I can say that I would much rather this Oscar-winning actress just sign up for Twitter.
For a patient, a root canal treatment may sound scary, but is often a relatively painless, boring procedure that may take one or two visits. For the dentist however, root canal treatment can be an incredibly tedious procedure! It involves looking through a microscope or magnifying glasses at a tiny window inside of a person's tooth, and then navigating the incredibly narrow canals with tiny instruments... all very tedious and exhausting!
In comparison, signing up for Twitter requires very little time, and limits users to 140 characters per post. That sounds pretty easy-going to me!
Of course, Miss Thompson is less impressed by the CONTENT she reads on Twitter than the ease in using the social-media platform; however saying she would rather have a lifetime of root canal work sounds like more of a punishment for the dentist than anyone else!