As a younger man, I was in great shape. As an airline pilot , I was
required to have a Flight physical every six months.
The nurse took the basic data, weight, height, and blood pressure. My
pressure was good, but the heart rate was below 40 beats per minute.
"I cannot put that number down. You'll be denied a physical.",she said.
"What can I do?", I replied.
She held my hand and winked,saying, "Just think about that for a minute!"
Retaking my blood pressure and heart rate, she stated, "53 will be OK,
but you really know how to hurt a girl!"
Floyd Coons, (retired) Northwest Airlines
Sent by Robert