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Old 08-07-2013, 02:37 PM   #1
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Well it's now official - I am senile

On Sunday I thought oh my retirement anniversary is coming up... umm oh yeah it is Tuesday 8/6 yeah... I gotta remember.

So uh, it was Saturday 8/3. How could I convince myself it was 8/6? I know that date like my birthdate!

I have been very busy and just flat out forgot on 8/3 though I was thinking about it earlier in the week and I knew it was 8/3 then.

Well it was number 6, hard to believe it's been 6 years!

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Old 08-07-2013, 02:43 PM   #2
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If it was six years, then you're probably right on both days.

8/3/07 was a Friday, probably your last day of w*rk.

8/6/07 was a Monday, probably the first day it felt like retirement.

Makes sense to me that you should celebrate both days!

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Old 08-07-2013, 03:31 PM   #3
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Sometimes I have a hard time with it too. For me, Saturday 11/07/09 was the first day I qualified for retirement. But since that fell on a weekend, I made Monday 11/09/09 my last day of work just so that there wouldn't be any question about my eligibility. But then, is my retirement date Monday 11/09/09, which was my last day of work, or Tuesday, 11/10/09, my first day of no work?

Oh well! This is not such a bad problem to have.

By the way, whenever it was, CONGRATULATIONS on your Retire-a-versary!

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Old 08-07-2013, 03:37 PM   #4
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When I was in my 30s, I came to work one day to find one coworker congratulated another on his birthday. I then realized it was also my birthday.

And I do not remember any other day. Well, except for my wife's and children's birthdays, and our wedding anniversary. And that's because my wife gave me hell for forgetting.

PS. I wrote it wrong. I do remember important events. I just do not remember their date.
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Old 08-07-2013, 07:42 PM   #5
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Mine is even more confusing in that my last day of work was 12/22/11 (before Christmas holiday week) but I was "on vacation" from then until my last day on the payroll which was 2/1/12.

FWIW, I use the last day of work as my retire-a-versary.
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