Will I live to be 80?


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?

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