The fickle finger of fate awaits

Got a postcard in the mail this week reminding me that it’s time to make an appointment with my urologist.

And I am looking for any excuse I can find.

I am really, really busy at this time of the year.

Can’t we do this some other time?

Or maybe another century?

I checked my schedule and found an opening on May 17.

That’s May 27, 2021.

All this reminds me of a Dave Barry column from a few years ago.

Dave gave four reasons for not scheduling a colonoscopy.

1. You’ve been busy.

2. You don’t have a history of cancer in your family.

3. You haven’t noticed any problems.

4. You don’t want a doctor to stick a tube 17,000 feet up your butt.

The same goes for the dreaded prostate exam.

Just substitute a three-inch index finger for the tube.

Bending over and having some guy stick his finger up your butt is just not natural.

The only thing I can think of that might be worse is CANCER.

Guess I better call my finger — uh, my doctor — and make that appointment.