Health advice from a recent email:
I recently picked a new G.P.
After two visits and exhaustive lab tests, he said I was doing 'fairly well' for my age. (I've just reached 65).
A little concerned about that comment, I couldn't resist asking him, “Do you think I'll live to be 85?”
He asked, “Do you smoke tobacco, drink beer, wine or hard liquor?”
“Oh not much grog these days and don't smoke” I replied. “I'm not doing drugs either!”
Then he asked, “Do you eat rib-eye steaks, fatty roasts 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, surfing, hiking or cycling?”
“No, I don't,” I said.
He asked, “Do you gamble, drive fast cars or have a lots of sex?”
“No,” I said.
He looked at me and said, “Then why the f*** do you want to live to 85?”