The Zen Master went to the Doctor and said, "I'm here
for a check up". and
after running the standard tests the Doctor said:
"You are in fantastic health for a 40 year old.".."Who
says I'm 40?!...I'm
80 years old", the Zen master replied...."80!!!...that's
do you attribute this?", the doctor asked excitedly.
"Well I really don't know...of course I'm big on Zen...our
group eats a lot
of basic foods...and also I play a Lot of Pool at the Monastery...."
"Pool????..the Doctor looked at him Quizzingly,"..What
Father...what did he die of?." "Who said my Father
died?, he's 100 years old
and just ran the Boston Marathon." "BOSTON MARATHON????"
replied?.. "and he's a Monk too and plays pool and eats
"Who said he was?...he's a Catholic and eats Italian food
and drinks a glass
of red wine a day."
"Geeze..the Doctor said, as he scratched his head..."Hard
to form a
histology here...O. K. How about your GRANDFATHER, what did
HE die of?"...
"Who said he's dead???", the Monk replied, "He's
120 years old and is
getting married to a 19 year old Hooters girl on Sunday at the
of the Outlaws Motorcycle gang."
Well the Doctor was truly perplexed now.
"And I suppose he's a Catholic too?..."No he's a
"But he eats Italian foods?," ...."Hamburgers
and Tacos, Mostly".
"And I suppose a glass of red wine is just a warm up?"..."Mostly
Red and Jack Daniels"....the Monk answered Dryly.
Giving up, the Doctor stammered, "Why would a 120 year
old man WANT to marry
a 19 year old Girl?"
And the Monk replied with a wry smile, "You ASSUME many
things Doctor, "Who
ever said he WANTED to get Married at all?"
Exhausted and feeling distraught from all his imaginings the
"Well...I'm finished with your check up now, you're in
can go now," the Doctor murmured.
And the Zen Master smiled a very kind smile and replied, "I
never said I was
here to check up on MY health, at all?". And the Doctor
Stepped back, his
mouth slightly dropped.
"Your wife asked me to look in on you, He continued, "She
said you have been very unhappy lately, ....can you guess why?".........