I recently picked a new primary care doctor because of the new insurance plan.
After two visits and exhaustive Lab tests, he said I was doing ‘fairly well’ for my age. (I just turned 58.)
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 or liquor?’ ‘Not anymore,’ I replied.. ‘I’m not doing drugs, either!’
Then he asked, ‘Do you eat rib-eye steaks, cheeseburgers, 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, sailing, swimming, geocaching, 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 crap?”