Take This Job And...
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Yesterday, 30 April 2007, was my ...
May 2nd, 2007 02:27 AM
1943 - 2009
Take This Job And...
Well, you C&W music fans can fill in the words in the title of the classic Johnny Paycheck song.
Yesterday, 30 April 2007, was my last day workin' for the man! I am now officially retired. Henceforth, my occupation is "gentleman of leisure". My wife says a more accurate description would be "unemployed old geezer". I like mine better.
So what to do with my newfound freedom? More range time, obviously. Certainly I'll be giving my fly rods a good workout. Heck, maybe I'll even go into politics. I darn sure won't miss the graveyard shifts I've worked for the last 15 years.
Ah, life is good.
When you’re wounded and left on Afghanistan’s plains,
And the women come out to cut up what remains,
Just roll to your rifle and blow out your brains,
And go to your God like a soldier.
May 2nd, 2007 02:32 AM
I want to retire early, I'm on track too. I plan to day trade as a form of quasi-work/socially acceptable gambling.
If you get into politics will that be citizen lobbying? If so me and the wife have a few pointers.
May 2nd, 2007 02:51 AM
Did you give your boss that new Halmark card with that tune when you left?
"[T]he people are not to be disarmed of their weapons.
They are left in full possession of them."
Zacharia Johnson (speech in the Virginia Ratifying Convention,25 June 1778)"The best we can hope for concerning the people at large is that they be properly armed."
May 2nd, 2007 02:59 AM
May 2nd, 2007 06:32 AM
"The world is filled with violence. Because criminals carry guns, we decent law-abiding citizens should also have guns. Otherwise they will win and the decent people will lose."
-James Earl Jones
May 2nd, 2007 08:46 AM
Hope to follow your lead in a couple of years.
EOD - Initial success or total failure
May 2nd, 2007 08:46 AM
don't ya mean socks and sandals?
Originally Posted by QKShooter
"In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock." Thomas Jefferson
Nemo Me Impune Lacesset
May 2nd, 2007 08:52 AM
Congradulations on your retirement.
May 2nd, 2007 09:53 AM
I think the white dress shoes with black socks while wearing shorts is more classic to the "true" retiree.
Originally Posted by rocky
May 2nd, 2007 10:14 AM
Congrates!! You could do what half the people I work with have done... retire and then get a part time job at a gun shop...lol. Stand around, drink coffee, talk to other retired people about the good'ol days, harass the new young employee and occasionally sell guns.
May 2nd, 2007 10:35 AM
One unemployed old geezer to another; Welcome to the ranks of retirement and the status of Gentleman of leisure. That is, after you catch up on the Honey Do's. I have been retired for five years and every time I get to a place that the Honey do's are almost completed more seem to magically appear.
One should never confuse good fortune with good training.
Illegitimus Non Carborundum.
In God we trust.
May 2nd, 2007 11:53 AM
Congratulations on the retirement. I suspect I will expire before I retire. My cousin told me a few months ago that he was looking in the hymn book at church and found a song about his retirement plan. Like an idiot I asked him what it was. He said, "Number 608. Look it up when you get home." That made me even more curious, so when I got home I pulled down the Baptist Hymnal and looked at number 608. I laughed out loud and decided that the hymn book has my retirement plan too. Oh, in case you are wondering, number 608 is:
"We'll Work Till Jesus Comes"
Congratulations on having the foresight to choose to work for one place for a long time and then retire. My problem is that I have bounced from one place to another all my life. Only within the past 12 years have I been able to settle down to something I really enjoy and that presents new challenges often enough to keep me from getting bored.
Enjoy the fishing, the shooting, and even the honey dos.
Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe. Albert Einstein
May 2nd, 2007 12:09 PM
May 2nd, 2007 12:46 PM
Great Terry - now go please yourself - and that includes what the heck you choose to wear!
Chris - P95
NRA Certified Instructor & NRA Life Member.
"To own a gun and assume that you are armed
is like owning a piano and assuming that you are a musician!."
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May 2nd, 2007 01:01 PM
Only 20 more years for me
A real man loves his wife, and places his family as the most important thing in life. Nothing has brought me more peace and content in life than simply being a good husband and father.