Friday, June 12, 2009

How healthy are you?

I recently picked a new primary care doctor.

After two visits and exhaustive Lab tests, he said I was doing "fairlywell" 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 beer or wine?"

"Oh no," I replied.. "I"m not doing drugs, either."

Then he 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, 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.

He looked at me and said,

"Then why do you even give a shit?"

Thanks to Chris for this.

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