Aging #3

I recently turned 65 and had to choose a new primary care physician for my Medicare program.

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, have a lot of girl friends?
     "No," I said. "I don't do any of those things."

He looked at me and said, "Then why do you care?"

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