Since I've experienced both today, I feel I can make an informed decision. The root canal wins, but only by a very slight margin.
Seriously, I am fed up with the constantly changing facebook. To the point that I opened a Google+ account this evening. The process of joining and "finding" friends helped keep my mind off the pain of the root canal. Sort of.
I had a big chunk of an eyetooth break off last week and at first it seemed like I'd be able to get by with waiting until we returned to Argentina (where dental work is much, MUCH cheaper) but, alas, today the pain hit, and it hit big time.
Although a big chunk broke off last week, little bits have continued falling out in the intervening days so I guess enough finally fell off and exposed the nerve. Ouch.
Thankfully the dentist I used to go to when we lived here was kind enough to get me in at the end of the day. He started the root canal and I'll go back October 4th so he can finish it. I'm going to wait until we get back to Argentina and have my dentist there do the necessary crown. Since we don't have dental insurance, I am more than happy to wait a couple months to do that. The cost of just the root canal is enough to make me say double ouch.
But back to facebook... I was late joining the facebook party because I didn't really need or want another thing to maintain. But in the end I did join, mainly because it was a way to keep up with (mostly younger) friends and family. Now, however, I'm about ready to quit. I don't appreciate facebook deciding what is or is not important to me in terms of news feed. I'm tired of constantly having to go in and manually change settings to maintain my privacy. I'm frustrated with an ever-changing way of "doing" facebook. It seems like we just get used to one change and they're rolling out another one. At this point I'm evaluating whether it's worth the hassle to stay with facebook at all.
So while the root canal was/is painful, the latest facebook upheaval runs a close second.