|I recently picked a new primary care doctor.
After two visits and exhaustive Lab tests, he said I was doing -fairly well- for my age. (I just turned 60.)
A little concerned about that comment, I could not resist asking him, “Do you think I will live to be 80?”
He asked, “Do you smoke tobacco, or drink beer or wine?”
“Oh no,” I replied... “I am 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, like playing golf, sailing, hiking, or bicycling?”
“No, I do not,” 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?”