An individual was a complete bill of health.
They awoke at dawn every morning to go for two-mile run.
They ate only a vegetarian diet with as little meat as possible.
They only drank water, and constantly at that.
Which all of this is interesting since they worked as a seller of one of the most dangerous things to one’s health;
They were a tobacco and cigarette salesman.
This interesting juxtaposition was not lost on people; one of their friends came into the shop one day and in conversation, brought it up.
“You know, you’re probably one of the healthiest and fittest people in the county; you should probably be selling vitamins or athletic equipment…”
The tobacconist responded jovially:
“Oh yes, I could be doing a thousand and one different things, but if I pursued those I would have to get rid of this and there’s no guarantee I would be successful in those things; and besides I would lose this too.”
“And besides, I have the deed to the place.”