Saturday, August 06, 2005

Growing old disgracefully

I recently picked 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 90?"

He asked, "Well, do you smoke tobacco or drink
beer/wine?" "Oh no," I replied. "I'm not doing

Then he asked, "Do you eat rib-eye steaks and
barbecued ribs?" I said, "No, my other Doctor
said that all red meat is very unhealthy!"

"Do you spend a lot of time in the sun, like
playing golf, sailing, hiking, or bicycling?" 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.."

He looked at me and said, "Then why do you give
a shit if you live to be 90?"

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