I recently picked a new primary care doctor. After two visits and exhaustive Lab tests, she said “I was doing fairly well for my age”.

(I am past Seventy ).

A little concerned about that comment, I couldn’t resist asking her, ‘Do you think I’ll live to be 80?’

She asked, ‘Do you smoke tobacco, or drink beer, wine or hard liquor?’

‘Oh no,’ I replied. ‘I’m not doing drugs, either!’

Then she 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, boating, sailing, hiking, or bicycling?’

‘No, I don’t,’ I said.

 She asked, ‘Do you gamble, drive fast cars, or have a lot of sex?’

‘No,’ I said…

She looked at me and said, ‘Then, why do you even give a shit?’