Wisdom Teeth

– What did you say just before? asked Susan, the nurse, moving about the examination room again after a pause. Tim was coming out of the anesthesia.

– I think I said, What’s going on? Tim mumbled.

– Before that.

– I don’t remember saying anything before that.

– Your eyes were open. How are you feeling?

– Groggy.

Susan said he would need to stay down for another half-hour, and listed several other realities attendant on dental surgery.

– What did it sound like I said?