Limited warranty

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Before my recent retirement, I spent more than 20 years in the healthcare industry, mostly in hospitals and much of that time in direct patient care, often in the ER. There are patterns that become evident over time. Accidents often occur in groups of three. Patients start showing up at age 50 unless they are involved in an accident. To explain why we received most patients at age 50 or higher, I developed this little story which I sometimes used to explain the situation.

Each of us comes from our Maker with a limited warranty on parts and labor which expires at age 50. Every day after age 50 is a gift for which we should be thankful.