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Old 05-13-2013, 04:48 PM   #121
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MMM might call this the Hokey Pokey retirement. What ever you call it, I'll dance to that tune
AGREE!! Since we are financially independent for life and don't have to work another day...we've earned the right to call it whatever the heck we want to call it!

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Jumping Jesus on a pogostick, who the hell cares?
+1 Sounds like a bunch of kids in a school yard, IMHO!!
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What's the intertube good for if you can't get in a "Yo Mamma" dust up?
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Actually, I am and think that it is. I will be opening up a position for someone younger with more energy to move up in my company and will continue to groom my replacement over the next few months before making a public announcement within the company.
And I will be bailing on the cube in part to pursue entrepreneurial opportunities. Most likely I will make small sums, but I or someone like me who is no longer constrained to the cube for benefits could come up with something of tremendous social and economic value.
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Old 05-13-2013, 05:12 PM   #125
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Yet even then, doesn't one have to deal with what the folks in the 55+ community may call one?

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Yup. That's the thing. When you have to get paid, the folks that do the payin' can call you anything and you have to suck it up. Doesn't matter how much, they bark and you have to perform. Once you quit it, really quit, you just walk away, 'cause you no longer give a crap.
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Old 05-13-2013, 05:25 PM   #126
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Yet even then, doesn't one have to deal with what the folks in the 55+ community may call one?
I live in a 0+ community and proudly wear the title of 'old phart'...
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Old 05-13-2013, 05:28 PM   #127
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Not giving a crap is a state of mind.

I have a cover story I am preparing, but if it does not work I will pretty quickly give up and just tell people that I get by via the miracle of the loafs and the fishes: I loafs and I fishes and its a miracle I get by...
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But when someone uses the word "retired" that way, they should realize and accept that many people are going to be rolling their eyes at them, behind their back.
If someone after retirement creates a successful blog or makes some money in a hobby, or lands an occasional gig I doubt very much that anyone will be rolling their eyes . I have not heard that term since high school .
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If someone after retirement creates a successful blog or makes some money in a hobby, or lands an occasional gig I doubt very much that anyone will be rolling their eyes . I have not heard that term since high school .
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I would like to say that I am a champion eye roller. Just ask DH who gives me many reasons to show him my optic skills.
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If someone after retirement creates a successful blog or makes some money in a hobby, or lands an occasional gig I doubt very much that anyone will be rolling their eyes . I have not heard that term since high school .
Hey, my former wife used to roll her eyes at me!
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Trust me, the 20-something's still do plenty of eye rolling!!! It isn't just the people who went to high school during the Roosevelt administration that remember it! The rest of us have been doing it since high school, too!
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Since eye rolling is apparently alive & well I will stand with Brewer on this subject
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Did you roll them back?
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High school ... rolling ... brings back memories. And the occasional flashback.
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I was arrested one time in St. Charles right after high school. Whole lotta rolling going on...
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