I recently picked a new primary care doctor.
After two visits and exhaustive Lab tests, she said I was doing fairly well for my age.
A little concerned about that comment, I couldn’t resist asking her, “Do you think I’ll live to be 80?”
“She asked, “Do you smoke tobacco, or drink beer, wine or hard liquor?”
“Oh no,” I replied. “I’m not doing drugs, either!”
Then she 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, or bicycling?”
“No, I don’t,” I said.
She asked, “Do you gamble, drive fast cars?”
“No,” I said…
She looked at me and said, “Then why in heck do you want to live to be 80??” Have a GREAT day!