I don’t know that I’d given it that much thought, but I always assumed “getting your teeth pulled” was a euphemism. Turns out it’s not: it means exactly what it says.
I had two wisdom teeth pulled today. But the fun’s just starting — in a couple weeks, I get braces.
And I didn’t even get the benefit of being under while they yanked on my teeth… but at least I had my iPod with my noise canceling earbuds so that I didn’t have to listen while they did their thing.