Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Do You Slobber A Lot?

I had the most brilliant thought today.  I don't really know if it is qualifies as a thought...more of a brain occurrence. 

Years ago, my dentist told me that I produce a lot of slobber.  (Actually, he used the word saliva, but that word gives me the heebie-jeebies, so we will go with slobber).  Well today I was getting my teeth cleaned and the dental hygienist commented again about how much slobber I produce.  She said this to me while I was thinking about how I was STARVING and plotting my breakfast in my brain.

And then it happened.  Maybe I do INDEED slobber a lot because I am always thinking about food.  Very Pavlovian.  You know, Pavlov and his dogs?  How the dogs would salivate when he rang a bell and gave them food, and then he found they would salivate at the sound of the bell, not just the food, but because the bell triggered their thoughts about food?

I mean, this may be ground shaking, life changing.  Do you think that those of us who think of food all day produce more slobber?

Think on it. 


  1. Hahaha - I did teeth whitening a few months ago a drooled like crazy.... They said some people just produce more slobber than others. They said your mouth is healthier if you are a slobberer lol

  2. This post is great! I litterally LOL'd.

  3. Welli too am a slobberer....not even a word but you get my point. I think you may have something with that Pavlov thing!

  4. I dunno, but I've also been told I slobber a lot by the dentist!

  5. Wow! That's brilliant!! Seriously...I think you're on to something there.