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Old 03-22-2006, 06:10 PM   #1
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For those of you who can't make up your mind to pull the trigger and think you may need to work "just one more year", this guy might be a worthy role model. He retired today, his 100th birthday, after working for the L.A. Metropolitan Transportation Authority for an astounding 76 years.

Winston hasn't been to a doctor in 50 years, he has missed only a single day of work. That was in 1988 when his wife died. Winston said he simply "had some business to tend to."

He said he never took a sick day, and if he feels a cough he "takes castor oil."


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Old 03-22-2006, 07:02 PM   #2
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For those of you who can't make up your mind to pull the trigger and think you may need to work "just one more year", this guy might be a worthy role model.* *He retired today, his 100th birthday, after working for the L.A. Metropolitan Transportation Authority for an astounding 76 years.
Winston hasn't been to a doctor in 50 years, he has missed only a single day of work. That was in 1988 when his wife died. Winston said he simply "had some business to tend to."
He said he never took a sick day, and if he feels a cough he "takes castor oil."
So he's been working since before there was an LA MTA?

Why did he bother to retire at all? I wonder if he got a little nudge like Admiral Rickover...

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He said he never took a sick day, and if he feels a cough he "takes castor oil." [/i]
I saw an 'outtake' from an interview with some bazillion year old codger who was retiring from somewhere and they remarked on his never having taken a sick day. "So what do you attribute your health to?"... "I'm not a pussy." he grumbled.

Took me ten minutes to stop laughing, between the comment and the complete meltdown of the interviewer...
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I saw an 'outtake' from an interview with some bazillion year old codger who was retiring from somewhere and they remarked on his never having taken a sick day. "So what do you attribute your health to?"... "I'm not a pussy." he grumbled.
I just acquired a new line! Thanks for the laugh...
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I saw an 'outtake' from an interview with some bazillion year old codger who was retiring from somewhere and they remarked on his never having taken a sick day.* "So what do you attribute your health to?"... "I'm not a pussy." he grumbled.

I don't get it.* Anyone care to explain/elaborate?* Is it a joke?

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To us, it is a joke. The old man who said it probably thinks it is true. His statement "I'm not a pussy" insinuates that those who do get sick are "pussies" (of weak constitution or health).

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Personally I liked this line in the article:

"Another part is less obvious: the 100-year-old man with clear bluish eyes stays young by staying passionate about life and the ladies. "

Gives new meaning to the phrase "dirty old man".
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