I recently turned 65 and had to choose a new primary care physician, since I was now eligible for Medicare.
After two visits and exhaustive tests, I asked the doctor how I was doing. "Pretty well," he answered.
Do you think I'll live to age 80?" I asked.
"Do you smoke tobacco or drink alcohol?" my doctor said.
"Oh, no," I answered. "I don't do drugs either."
"Do you have many friends and entertain a lot?"
"No, I usually stay home and keep to myself," I said.
"Do you eat a lot of barbecued steaks and ribs?" he asked.
"No, I answered. "My other doc said that all red meat is unhealthy!"
"Do you spend a lot of time in the sun, playing golf, sailing, hiking, or bicycling?"
"No, I don't," I told him.
"Do you gamble, drive fast, 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?"