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Trying Not To Laugh.

By lifesnapper  
This weekend should've been Rochester's Dickens weekend but, like many other events at this time of year, it isn't happening.
These two musicians from a previous year had found something amusing and found it hard not to laugh. Not so bad for the drummer in the background but, rather awkward if you happen to be playing some kind of pipe or whistle. Smile

So, my dental appointment:
It seems that the tooth in question has a very deep filling close to the nerve, in fact, there's more filling than tooth. There's no cavity but the tooth has started to die and may, or may not, cause more pain in the future. It's settled down at the moment but if the bad pain returns I'll just have to have it taken out. Not good because I've lost enough of them already! Sad
Many thanks for your concern everyone and hopefully, I'll feel more like going out taking pictures this week than I did last week.

All the best to all,

John Smile

Tags: Photo journalism Musicians Rochester high street Dickens parade

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cats_123 Plus
17 5.1k 30 Northern Ireland
6 Jun 2021 7:55AM
I empathize with your tooth...I have more metal in my mouth than tooth....😁
woolybill1 Plus
14 38 78 United Kingdom
6 Jun 2021 7:57AM
Impossible to play one of those if you start to giggle or snigger, John; a sneeze would despatch it right across the street! (the breath pressure required to play a note is almost zilch; breath control is all that matters). (It's a tin whistle with a plastic mouthpiece btw).

It's been difficult to obtain dental treatment in the past 18 months and I'm not sure that records are passed on very conscientiously . . .)

Nice, contrasty b&w, incidentally Smile

All good wishes
Bill
6 Jun 2021 8:01AM
Ha ha!
No wonder she's so happy ... Mod 1

Colin Smile
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.9k 2435 United Kingdom
6 Jun 2021 8:06AM
I like the effect of telephoto lens compression here, bringing them close together.
Teeth have always struck me as disproof of the Intelligent Design theory of evolution. Definitely a case of could have done better.
saltireblue Plus
11 12.0k 75 Norway
6 Jun 2021 8:32AM
If she starts laughing she'll be sucking instead of blowingWink
Teeth; if we can grow new ones once, why not whenever needed?
6 Jun 2021 8:32AM
Brilliant mod, Colin. Wink
6 Jun 2021 8:33AM
Thanks for the identification, Bill. Smile
6 Jun 2021 8:34AM
I couldn't agree more, Moira.

Nicely timed capture John GrinGrinGrinGrin
dales Plus
5 13 Australia
6 Jun 2021 8:44AM
Have to get a laugh where you can these days John , terrific shot of this happy pair. Know that feeling with the teeth and would but agree with all as stated!!
Ian 😎
6 Jun 2021 9:11AM
Did you ever have to sneeze while you're taking a piss? It's frightening, isn't it? It's frightening 'cause actually, you can't do it. It's physically impossible to sneeze while pissing. Your brain won't let it happen. Your brain says 'STOP PISSING! WE'RE GOING TO SNEEZE NOW!!!'

~ George Carlin
Tongue
6 Jun 2021 9:28AM
Great shot nice to see people happy and enjoying life in these times,
Dave.
RonDM Plus
6 140 United Kingdom
6 Jun 2021 9:42AM
Great image well taken

Glad the tooth is better

Ron
ZenTony Plus
5 6 1 United Kingdom
6 Jun 2021 10:35AM
Great shot John.
I feel your pain re the teeth. Nothing worse than a bad toothache (well there is of course). We have been blessed with a fantastic NHS dental practice here that have been outstanding during the pandemic.
Pleased to make it No 30 for you.
Tony
6 Jun 2021 10:36AM
Captured the moment brilliantly John.SmileSmile

Teeth...........pain in the Butt when coming and pain in the Butt when going.SadSad
cooky Plus
17 6 4 United Kingdom
6 Jun 2021 11:18AM
Excellent candid and love the B/W John.

You will know when it is the time for that tooth to go, my Nan used to say, 'Nowt down for old age love!' Think she was right!

Not that you are old John...WinkWinkWink

Kath
Lovely John
Daisymaye Plus
12 23 19 Canada
6 Jun 2021 1:56PM
I'm thinking she must sound pretty bad for that look.
Lillian Plus
12 23 17 United Kingdom
6 Jun 2021 3:19PM
trying not to laugh, as needs great concentration
for the photographer in front of them!! brilliant!
do hope that the tooth fairy will be on standby.... Ju!!
AlfieK Plus
4 1 1 United Kingdom
6 Jun 2021 6:07PM
Teeth - who needs ‘em - buy a liquidiser and a drinking straw. SmileSmile
Love the image John.
Alfie
Great image John. I know the feeling well. It’s awfully embarrassing when you get the giggles at the most inappropriate time! 😉

So glad your tooth has settled down. Fingers crossed for you it stays that way.

Karen
6 Jun 2021 6:58PM
Maybe the Japanese nose flute was invented for grinning players 🙂 As always perfect timing with your candids, John, a joy to see!

Dave 🙂
LynneJoyce Plus
13 22 101 United Kingdom
6 Jun 2021 11:43PM
Great timing, great title.
7 Jun 2021 4:19AM
Best of luck keeping your tooth John ...know the feeling .
Either way you will still have a wicked grin mate .
Love the Sh#ts and giggles !
Cheers Walt
mistere Plus
8 6 4 England
7 Jun 2021 8:41AM
Pity the festival was cancelled, probably for the best though.
If the tooth plays up again I'll send you some of my Scottish water.
They do something magical to it and it always makes you feel much better SmileSmile.
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2021 1:07PM
Very trendy subjects, well seen John...
Good luck with your tooth issues... Isabel GrinGrinGrin
capto Plus
9 6.7k 25 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2021 5:45PM
Image trying to play and not laugh...a nightmare.Smile
ivor
7 Jun 2021 8:45PM
Excellent shot John. Hope you get it sorted...Lin
bliba Plus
15 2 Austria
8 Jun 2021 11:56AM
very good John Wink

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