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Overbooked myself, now not sure what to do....

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MySqueeHasBeenSeverelyHarshed Fri 17-Mar-17 15:21:24

I do regular face painting at a large department store during special events, they've booked me in for the first weekend of April which is now clashing with an appointment that my employer booked for me to have a wisdom tooth removed.

And then to make it even more complicated, my brother's 30th birthday is on the same weekend and his fiance is throwing a party that most of my family are going to be going to. Frankly I think he'd be happier if I wasn't there, I'm something of a black sheep, but my mother will probably put the pressure on me to attend.

I can probably get someone to cover the face painting gig for me, but it's a really decent cash bonus for me and I was going to give half to my brother anyway for his birthday. Plus I could use the money after paying for the tooth extraction. I'm not sure what to do. Any advice?

wobblywonderwoman Fri 17-Mar-17 15:23:51

A tricky one but I think I would postpone the wisdom tooth extraction and do the face painting and go to your brothers party.

I had wisdom teeth removed and found it very uncomfortable - so you might not feel like a party and you would lose you money too.

TotalPineapple Fri 17-Mar-17 15:25:41

Your employer booked you a tooth extraction, without checking you were free? Colour me confused.

Can you rearrange the extraction, face paint in the morning and party in the evening?

MySqueeHasBeenSeverelyHarshed Fri 17-Mar-17 15:35:15

My employer has form for this kind of thing due to bipolar disorder, her heart is in the right place and I wouldn't like to say much more about it. I had been griping about the pain and asking if she could recommend a dentist and the next day I got a message to say I had an appointment. It's actually the weekend before the face painting/party, but something I should have mentioned is that there's a two hour bus journey between both locations, at least.

(Don't mean to be drip-feeding, it slipped my mind.)

Factorysettings Fri 17-Mar-17 15:39:13

You're not meant to drink following a tooth extraction. Does that help you get out of party duties?

Factorysettings Fri 17-Mar-17 15:41:27

Alcohol, fizzy stuff and hot drinks. All the good stuff really, not much of a party when you are drinking milk and water and gargalling salt water smile

haveacupoftea Fri 17-Mar-17 15:43:35

So the dentist and party/job are not on the same weekend??

drquin Fri 17-Mar-17 15:55:04

Is there more drip-feeding to come ..... the tooth extraction is a week before the face-painting, so I'm not sure where the clash is?
Even taking a few days to recover, surely the 2-hour journey is doable in a week?

MySqueeHasBeenSeverelyHarshed Fri 17-Mar-17 17:04:35

That was my fault, I typed this up in a bit of a panic then double-checked my dates, so the tooth extraction is the weekend before the painting/birthday clash. Sorry about the confusion. I've never had a wisdom tooth removed, doesn't it take a long time to recover from?

The painting is done over Saturday/Sunday and can't be rescheduled because there's a special event happening in the store. My brother's party is Saturday, so I'd have to finish up at the store, travel down and then travel back up for an early start in the store again. That's if I can get someone to pick me up and then drive me back to the bus stop that night.

Featherybum Fri 17-Mar-17 17:50:15

From experience, wisdom tooth extraction can be very sore afterwards and also make you look like a hamster for a while, which you may not want in close proximity to the party

BellyBean Fri 17-Mar-17 18:46:00

Could you just do the sat or sun rather than both?

MummysMaison Fri 17-Mar-17 20:06:06

I had all my wisdom teeth out 4 weeks ago. I had a general anesthetic. The next 2 days I was careful with what I ate and drank but was fine. I took my painkillers even if I felt I didn't need them to keep on top of it. No swelling or bruising. We went to Disneyland 6 days later and I had no issues. If you extraction is the week before then you should be fine the weekend after, or use it as an excuse for not going/not going for long to the party.

LoriD Fri 17-Mar-17 20:22:07

I couldn't eat or talk properly for a week after having wisdom teeth out the healing is quite sore due to all the tugging and pressure so if you get your wisdom teeth out you may not be up for a party so I say leave it unless at the moment your teeth are sore

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