"That's ok son," the man said, "but I'm no professor - I'm a student and it's my first day here".
The young man was shocked and before he realised that he was possibly being insensitive he blurted out "But you're so old - I'm sorry - I didn't mean it to come out like that but ..." he shut up, feeling embarrassed.
The old man laughed, "It's ok son, don't worry - I know I'm old - I'm actually 74!"
"Wow" exclaimed the young man "so what are you studying".
"Medicine" replied the old man "it's always been my dream to study medicine but I couldn't afford it whilst I was younger but now I have the time and money so here I am"
The young man was shocked again "But a medical degree will take between 5 and 7 years - you will be 80 years old when you graduate!"
The older man smiled "Son, god willing I will be 80 anyway in 6 years, whether I follow my dreams or not!"
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