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  1. #1
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    I recently picked a new primary care physician. After two visits and

    exhaustive lab test, 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'll live to be 80?"



    He asked, "well, do you smoke tobacco or drink beer or wine?" "Oh no", I

    replied. "I've never done either."



    Then he asked, "Do you eat rib-eye steaks and barbecued ribs?" I said, "No,

    I heard that all red meat is very unhealthy."



    "Do you spend a lot of time in the sun, like playing golf / sailing /

    ballooning / motorcycling / rock climbing?" "No I don't", I said.



    He said, "Do you gamble, drive fast cars, or sexually fool around?" "No", I

    said. "I have never done any of those things."



    He looked at me and said, "Then why do you care if you live to be 80?"

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    Reminds me of one of Redd Foxx's old comedy sets.

    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Redd Foxx:
    I smoke. Lot of ya'll didn't know that. I been smoking 44 years. I don't have cancer. I got something that will eat it up.

    I drink, too. All y'all knew that.

    Some people here tonight probably don't smoke or drink. I know some people that don't have any salt, no pork, no meat, none of that good stuff. They don't eat any of it because they want to live.

    I tell those people "You're gonna feel like a damn fool lying in that hospital bed dying from nothin'." <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
    Dr. Strangeweb, or how I learned how to stop worrying about SERPS and love the WOM.

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    Excellent example of how to enjoy your life while you have it!


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