Fabrizio recently went to see his new doctor in Rome for a check-up.
After two visits and exhaustive tests, the doctor told Fabrizio that he was doing ‘fairly well’ for his age.
A bit worried what he meant by that, Fabrizio asked him, “Do you think I’ll live to be eighty, Dottore?”
The doctor looked at him and asked, “Do you smoke or drink beer or wine?”
Fabrizio said, “No, nothing like that. And I don’t do drugs either.”
Then the doctor gave him another look and asked, “Okay, do you eat rib-eye steaks and barbecued ribs?”
Fabrizio said defensively, “Oh no, my previous doctor told me that all red meat is very unhealthy.”
Then the doctor asked, “Do you spend a lot of time in the sun, like playing golf, sailing, hiking, or bicycling?”
Fabrizio replied, “No, nothing like that.”
The doctor shook his head and asked, “And do you gamble, drive fast cars, or have a lot of sex?”
Fabrizio denied loudly, “No, nothing like that, Dottore!”
Wide-eyed, the doctor looked at him and said, “Then why do you even care to live to be eighty?”