A New Doctor
An older gentleman
recently picked a new primary care physician.
After two visits and exhaustive lab tests, the doctor told him he was
doing "fairly well for your age."
A little concerned about that
comment, the gentleman couldn't resist
asking him, "Do you think I'll live to be 90?"
The doctor asked, "Well, do you
smoke tobacco or drink cocktails, beer
"Oh, no," the gentleman
replied. "I'm not doing any of that."
Then the doctor asked, "Do you
eat rib eye steaks and barbecued ribs?"
The gentleman said, "No,
my other Doctor said that red meat is
"Do you spend a lot of time in
the sun, like playing golf,
sailing, hiking, or bicycling?"
"No, I don't," the man replied,
"I'm too fair skinned."
Finally the doctor asked, "Do
you gamble, drive fast cars, or chase
"No," the man said. "I
don't do any of those things."
The doctor then looked at the
older gentleman and asked, "Then why do
you care if you live to be 90?"
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