The wisest words a doctor has ever said…

over-60I went to visit my doctor for my annual check ups. 

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 will live to be 80?

He asked:

» “Do you smoke tobacco or drink alcoholic beverages?” “Oh no,” I replied. “I don’t do drugs, either”.

» “Do you have many friends and entertain frequently?” I said, “No, I usually stay home and keep to myself”.

» “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, sailing, hiking, or bicycling?” “No, I don’t,” I said.

» “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 care?
April 06, 2015 | By Starts at Sixty Writers in Humour | Original Source:  "The wisest words a doctor has ever said."


pseudonym: Ball-peen Hammer Green

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