Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Will I Live To See 80?
I recently visited my primary health care doctor. After exhaustive lab tests, he proclaimed I was doing 'well' for my age. I just turned 71.
A little concerned about his comment, I couldn't resist asking him, "Do you think I'll live to be 80?"
He asked, "Do you smoke tobacco, or drink beer, wine or hard liquor?
"Oh, no!", I replied. "I'm not doing drugs, either!"
Then he asked, "Do you eat rib-eye steaks and barbecued ribs?" I said, "Not much!, my former doctor said that all red meat is very unhealthy!" "Do you spend a lot of time in the sun, like playing golf, boating, sailing, hiking, bicycling?" "No, I don't", I said.
He asked, "Do you gamble, drive fast cars, or have lots of sex?" "NO!", I said.
He looked at me and said, "Then really, why do you even give a shit?"