We visited an endodontist today to deal with a failed root canal.

This action triggered a need to be more money conscious so that health bills do not overwhelm our budget.

The trigger metaphor related more to having a party rather than being more money conscious. To be specific, there was a period of habitual behavior more closely related to the pre-money-conscious.

Call it anxiety that relates to a visit to the dentist. We quashed the anxiety the old fashioned way. Shots of Jameson.