Three desperately ill men met with their doctor one day to discuss their
options. One was an alcoholic, one was a chain smoker, and one was a homosexual
The doctor, addressing all three of them, said, "If any of you indulge in your
vices one more time, you will surely die."
The men left the doctor's office, each convinced that he would never again
indulge himself in his vice.
While walking toward the subway for their return trip to the suburbs, they
passed a bar. The alcoholic, hearing the loud music and seeing the lights, could
not stop himself. His buddies accompanied him into the bar, where he had a shot
of whiskey. No sooner had he replaced the shot glass on the bar, he fell off his
stool, stone cold dead.
His companions, somewhat shaken up, left the bar, realizing how seriously they
must take the doctor's words.
As they walked along, they came upon a cigarette butt lying on the ground, still
burning. The homosexual looked at the chain smoker and said, "If you bend over
to pick that up, we're both dead."