Some times you just have to ask yourself ‘Will I live to be 80?’
I recently chose a new primary care physician.
After two visits and exhaustive lab tests, he said I was doing ‘fairly well’ for my age.
A little concerned about that comment, I couldn’t resist asking him,
Do you think I’ll live to be 80?
He asked, Do you smoke tobacco or drink alcoholic beverages?
No, I replied. I don’t do drugs, either.
Then he asked, Do you eat rib-eye steaks and barbecued ribs?
I said, No, my other doctor said that all red meat is unhealthy!
Do you spend a lot of time in the sun, like playing golf, boating,
fishing or relaxing in the beach?
No, I don’t, I said.
He asked, Do you gamble, drive fast cars, or have a lot of sex?
No, I said. I don’t do any of those things.
Then he looked at me and asked,
Then why do you give a shit?