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Old 08-04-2015, 09:32 AM   #1
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You know you are retired when..

someone says to "have a great weekend" and you think for a second because every day is a weekend.

Thought this would be fun with other observations....
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Old 08-04-2015, 09:39 AM   #2
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When you don't know what day of the week it is!
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Old 08-04-2015, 09:55 AM   #3
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Old 08-04-2015, 09:58 AM   #4
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Old 08-04-2015, 11:26 AM   #5
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I misread the title. I tough it read "You know your ready to retire when......." My bad?!?!?


A list from the net........


1. You remember where your office is, but not exactly what you do there.
2. It’s more satisfying to carry your dog’s pooper scooper than your briefcase.
3. You’ve been drinking the office coffee so long you think it actually tastes good.
4. Spreading sheets sounds more appealing than a spreadsheet.
5. A “nice little fling at the office” means you hit the wastebasket with a wad of paper.
6. The office stockboy is younger than your grandkids.
7. You can’t remember when it was that they offered you an early retirement package, but you’re pretty sure Reagan was president then.
8. When the guys ask you if you’re “getting any,” you think it means sleep.
9. You have enough money for a yacht, but a pop-up camper sounds like more fun.
10. The candles on your birthday cake set off the office smoke alarm.
11. Your computer screensaver is a scene from Green Acres - so you can daydream about buying a farm.
12. You’re not sure how to work the fax machine, and have no idea what a scanner is.
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Old 08-04-2015, 01:07 PM   #6
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Personally, I don't like the weekends or holidays anymore now that I'm retired. (I try to stay home on most weekends now) Roads are too crowded and so are all the stores, movies, restaurants etc. However, weekdays are great. Everything is open and very few crowds.
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Old 08-04-2015, 01:09 PM   #7
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When you don't know what day of the week it is!
Not funny, it's happening more and more often to me. I just want to be sure it's not Saturday or Sunday.
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Old 08-04-2015, 01:27 PM   #8
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I've always felt that if "every day feels like the weekend", you still haven't mentally retired.

IMHO, that "weekend feeling" means that you're still measuring the days within a workplace context.

I think you're only fully/mentally retired once every day is just a 'day in your life' (whether you know exactly what day it is) and you just go about your day.

Some trust-funders (never had a job) I know have never said that it feels like the weekend...it's just a day in their life and whether a weekend day or week day makes little difference. They never had a work week to measure against.
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Not funny, it's happening more and more often to me. I just want to be sure it's not Saturday or Sunday.
That is my only concern about what day is it? Binary answer today it's either a weekend/holiday or not.

Not sure exactly what month it is on any given day. Really don't care either.
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The battery in every watch you own, and I own a lot of watches, is dead...

I had need of a watch last week, but had to rely on my cell.
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You start gauging your week by what day garbage day falls on. Otherwise, you could care less.
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when you don't know what day of the week it is!
everyday is saturday!!
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