Don’t underestimate the ability of others to empathize with your pain

By SPENCER BLALOCK,

A joke I came across, related to the adventures of aging, goes like this: A refined gentleman who has just turned 90 years old starts complaining to his wife about the noises coming from his knee as well as the stiffness and pain he has begun to experience.  After several days of complaints, his wife insists he go to the doctor to have it check