Deep Thoughts

I recently picked a new primary care physician. After two visits andexhaustive lab tests, he said I was doing “fairly well” for my age. Alittle concerned about that comment, I couldn’t resist asking him, “Doyou think I’ll live to be 80?”He asked, “Well, do you smoke tobacco or drink beer/wine?””Oh no,” I replied. “I’ve never done either.”Then he asked, “Do you eat rib-eye steaks and barbecued ribs?”I said “No, I’ve heard that all red meat is very unhealthy!””Do you spend a lot of time in the sun, like playing golf, sailing,ballooning, or rock climbing ?””No, I don’t,” I said.He said, “Do you gamble, drive fast cars, or sexually fool around?””No,” I said. “I’ve never done any of those things.”He looked at me and said, “Then why do you give a damn if you live to be80?”

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