Welcome to TheOhioOutdoors
Wanting to join the rest of our members? Login or sign up today!
Login / Join

Will I Live to see 80?


*Supporting Member*
Mahoning Co.
Will I Live to see 80?

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 47.)

A little concerned about his comment, I couldn't resist asking, 'Do you think I'll live to be 80?'

He asked, 'Do you smoke, drink beer or wine, indulge in chocolate or coffee?'

'Oh no,' I replied. 'I don't do drugs, either!'

Then he asked, 'Do you eat rib-eye steaks and barbecued ribs?

'I said, 'Not much.... my former doctor said that all that red meat is very unhealthy!'

'Do you spend a lot of time in the sun playing golf, sailing, hiking, or bicycling?'

'No, I don't,' I said.

He asked, 'Do you gamble, drive fast cars, or have a lot of sex?'

'No,' I said.

He looked at me smiled and said... 'Then, why do you even give a shit?