1. Attention: We have put together a thread with tips and a tutorial video to help with using the new software. Please take a moment to check out the thread here: Trapshooters.com Tutorial & Help Video.
    Dismiss Notice

Will I Live To See 80?

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by WS-1, Feb 2, 2011.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. WS-1

    WS-1 Banned User Banned

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2009
    Messages:
    3,885
    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 65).

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

    "Do you smoke tobacco, or drink beer, wine, or hard liquor?" he asked.

    "Oh no," I replied. "I'm not taking any drugs, either."

    Then he asked, "do you eat rib-eye steaks and barbecued ribs?"

    "Not much," I said, "my former doctor said that red meat is very unhealthy."

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

    "No, I don't."

    "Do you gamble, drive fast cars, or have lots of sex?"

    "No," I said.

    He looked at me and thought for a second and said, "Then why do you even give a shit?"
     
  2. Remstar311

    Remstar311 Member

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2008
    Messages:
    942
    Ha thats a good one Kit

    Nick
     
  3. southjblue

    southjblue Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    3,646
    Is that you KIT?---George
     
  4. BILL GRILL

    BILL GRILL Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2006
    Messages:
    3,764
  5. loop02

    loop02 Member

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2010
    Messages:
    280
    I told my doctor I wanted to live longer. He said give up smoking drinking and sex. I said, will I live longer? He said, no , but it will seem like a lot longer.
     
  6. shot410ga

    shot410ga Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    7,794
    Sadistically per the actuarial tables if a man can make it to 60 years old, he has an 80% chance of reaching 80 years old. Regardless of what type of lifestyle he's chosen to live. If he then makes it to 80 he has a 50/50 chance of making it to 90 years old. Good luck......
     
  7. Bruce Specht

    Bruce Specht Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    5,060
    Location:
    Near but not in chicago
    Excellent!
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.