Join Early Retirement Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 11-25-2007, 04:17 PM   #41
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
Goonie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: North-Central Illinois
Posts: 3,198
Quote:
Originally Posted by heyyou View Post
I don't miss working on chores until dark on Saturday and Sunday evenings, trying to get them all done before the workweek starts.
You got that right! I usually take my leisurely time getting the chores done during the week, and leave weekends open to relax & visit. And sometimes it takes all week (or more) to get a couple of hours of chore done! I haven't found any reason to rush to get things done.....and I've sat around a pondered that quite a bit too....but still haven't come across any reason.

I might be slow, but I ain't getting paid to be fast. No worries.....No Hurries!
__________________

__________________
Goonie is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 Early Retirement and Financial Independence Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

Are you planning to be financially independent as early as possible so you can live life on your own terms? Discuss successful investing strategies, asset allocation models, tax strategies and other related topics in our online forum community. Our members range from young folks just starting their journey to financial independence, military retirees and even multimillionaires. No matter where you fit in you'll find that Early-Retirement.org is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with our members, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create a retirement blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Lazier? If that's possible yes.
Old 11-26-2007, 09:40 PM   #42
Recycles dryer sheets
JonnyM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Modesto
Posts: 334
Send a message via AIM to JonnyM Send a message via Yahoo to JonnyM
Lazier? If that's possible yes.

(innocent question) What's a Weekend?
(flippant ressponse) That's the time when far too many people are loose and mucking about. Time for us to lay low and wait 'em out...
__________________

__________________
It's about the music
JonnyM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2007, 10:44 PM   #43
Moderator Emeritus
Khan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Pine Island, Florida
Posts: 6,868
Send a message via AIM to Khan
Quote:
Originally Posted by JonnyM View Post
(innocent question) What's a Weekend?
(flippant ressponse) That's the time when far too many people are loose and mucking about. Time for us to lay low and wait 'em out...
Sometimes I mess up and go to the store on a weekend; oh the humanity.
__________________
"Knowin' no one nowhere's gonna miss us when we're gone..."
Khan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2007, 11:51 PM   #44
Recycles dryer sheets
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Quezon City, Philippines
Posts: 91
Send a message via Skype™ to imnxpat
Quote:
Originally Posted by Khan View Post
Sometimes I mess up and go to the store on a weekend; oh the humanity.
Before I retired, I would usually do my grocery shopping in the evening when I got off work. I used to really resent it when older people who were obviously retired would choose to shop at that same time or on week-ands and crowd the checkstands. They have the whole week-day to take care of their errands. Why do they have to do them the same time when working people are trying to take care of business?

Well, guess what. I sometimes find myself shopping during "working people time". I've become what I hate.
__________________
imnxpat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2007, 02:21 AM   #45
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
haha's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Hooverville
Posts: 22,386
Quote:
Originally Posted by imnxpat View Post
Before I retired, I would usually do my grocery shopping in the evening when I got off work. I used to really resent it when older people who were obviously retired would choose to shop at that same time or on week-ands and crowd the checkstands.
I would shop at off times if I got 1/3 off. Otherwise, I will shop when I want to shop (just like you do now as a retired guy ) I might go at 6 PM, because that is when I am hungry; I might go at 2 AM because I am out of pork rinds and wine; or I might go at 2PM because I don't have anything better to do.

As far as laziness, I am not at all physically lazy. I walk 6-8 miles a day, and sometimes more. Then I might go out dancing at night, or skip rope or whatever. But I really tend to resist doing things I don't want to do.

Ha
__________________
"As a general rule, the more dangerous or inappropriate a conversation, the more interesting it is."-Scott Adams
haha is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2007, 05:59 PM   #46
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
Goonie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: North-Central Illinois
Posts: 3,198
Quote:
Originally Posted by haha View Post
I might go at 2 AM because I am out of pork rinds and wine....
I love shopping in those early AM hours! No crowds, No lines, and best of all (IMHO) no having to listen to whiny, screaming kids throwing tantrums because mommy won't buy 'em the crappy cereal with with the worthless toy inside the box that will be broken before the first bowl of cereal is even eaten.

We made the mistake of going for groceries the other afternoon, and had to wait for 'junior' to end his tirade, so we and some other inconsiderate retirees could maneuver our carts through aisle to continue shopping. All the while mommy & daddy stood there saying "Don't be like that junior, it's not polite. You need to get up off the floor. Come on get up off the floor......well, OK, stay there and think about it then." Over and over and over.

I finally had enough, and decided either the kid moves, or gets run over. I made some growling, snarling remark, "accidentally" bumped my cart into the nearest shelf to make a little noise to get his attention, then put in gear! The kid jumped up and ran and hid behind his old man.

If I'd thrown a fit like that kid when I was young, my butt would have so sore that I would have had to stand up in the car on the way home. It seems like about every other time that I make the mistake of going to the store during 'working people' hours, some little monster is acting like that and the parent treats it as normal behavior.

So here's to us night-owls that don't want to crowd those poor working stiffs during the only free time they have to shop!

__________________
Goonie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2007, 06:18 PM   #47
Administrator
W2R's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: New Orleans
Posts: 38,934
Quote:
Originally Posted by Goonie View Post
We made the mistake of going for groceries the other afternoon, and had to wait for 'junior' to end his tirade, so we and some other inconsiderate retirees could maneuver our carts through aisle to continue shopping. All the while mommy & daddy stood there saying "Don't be like that junior, it's not polite. You need to get up off the floor. Come on get up off the floor......well, OK, stay there and think about it then." Over and over and over.
My grocery store offered seniors 6% (or was it 7%?) discount on Wednesdays, in addition to the store card discounts. I loved it. The mommy and daddy above wouldn't shop then, because of all the slow moving older people. The older people were SO much more polite - - "Excuse me!" "Nice day, isn't it?" "Have you ever tried this brand?" and so on. I tried to shop on Wednesdays after work when I could.

But, a couple of weeks ago my store got bought out by another chain. No senior discounts, and not even a store card. Grr! Oh well. I will ER in two years, and maybe I'll find a store with senior discounts in Springfield.
__________________
Already we are boldly launched upon the deep; but soon we shall be lost in its unshored, harbourless immensities.

- - H. Melville, 1851
W2R is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2007, 09:00 AM   #48
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
Moemg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Sarasota,fl.
Posts: 10,036
I shop in Florida so my store is always loaded with real old seniors .They have to shop in pairs so thet take up the whole aisle and when they get to the register they wait until everything is bagged and in their cart and they have had a long conversation with the checker about their recent colonoscopy before they open their purse and pull out a check book and then it's another ten minutes till they find their driver's license and discuss what happened to a missing check then of course everything needs to be rearranged in their purse before they can leave .
__________________
Moemg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2007, 09:36 AM   #49
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
kcowan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Pacific latitude 20/49
Posts: 5,735
Send a message via Skype™ to kcowan
What you don't understand is that they are enjoying the process. It might be their only interaction with "others" that day. I used to try and get my Dad to use the ATM. He said he would miss the tellers who were his friends...he would show up at the wicket without any withdrawal slip and they would dutifully complete one for him while he chatted.
__________________
For the fun of it...Keith
kcowan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2007, 10:43 AM   #50
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
Moemg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Sarasota,fl.
Posts: 10,036
Quote:
Originally Posted by kcowan View Post
What you don't understand is that they are enjoying the process. It might be their only interaction with "others" that day. I used to try and get my Dad to use the ATM. He said he would miss the tellers who were his friends...he would show up at the wicket without any withdrawal slip and they would dutifully complete one for him while he chatted.
You are probably right .That's why I don't get upset by the process just amused .
__________________
Moemg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2007, 10:48 AM   #51
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
FinanceDude's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 12,484
Quote:
Originally Posted by Moemg View Post
I shop in Florida so my store is always loaded with real old seniors .They have to shop in pairs so thet take up the whole aisle and when they get to the register they wait until everything is bagged and in their cart and they have had a long conversation with the checker about their recent colonoscopy before they open their purse and pull out a check book and then it's another ten minutes till they find their driver's license and discuss what happened to a missing check then of course everything needs to be rearranged in their purse before they can leave .
You need to do more online shopping........
__________________
Consult with your own advisor or representative. My thoughts should not be construed as investment advice. Past performance is no guarantee of future results (love that one).......:)


This Thread is USELESS without pics.........:)
FinanceDude is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2007, 11:47 PM   #52
Recycles dryer sheets
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Quezon City, Philippines
Posts: 91
Send a message via Skype™ to imnxpat
Quote:
Originally Posted by kcowan View Post
What you don't understand is that they are enjoying the process. It might be their only interaction with "others" that day. I used to try and get my Dad to use the ATM. He said he would miss the tellers who were his friends...he would show up at the wicket without any withdrawal slip and they would dutifully complete one for him while he chatted.
I'm sorry, but being old does not give one the right to be inconsiderate of others. I often hear that bogus excuse about elderly people's lack of interaction. If a senior is physically capable of getting out to the supermarket or the bank, he / can join groups / and or otherwise become involved in other age appropriate activities. Narcissism is understandable for a toddler's bad behavior, but not for that of an adult.
__________________
imnxpat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2007, 10:32 AM   #53
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
kcowan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Pacific latitude 20/49
Posts: 5,735
Send a message via Skype™ to kcowan
Quote:
Originally Posted by imnxpat View Post
I'm sorry, but being old does not give one the right to be inconsiderate of others. I often hear that bogus excuse about elderly people's lack of interaction. If a senior is physically capable of getting out to the supermarket or the bank, he / can join groups / and or otherwise become involved in other age appropriate activities. Narcissism is understandable for a toddler's bad behavior, but not for that of an adult.
I have actually volunteered my own change when a senior in front of me is struggling with their change purse. And if they cannot find their discount card, I offer them mine.

I just had to reframe the event from
Trying to get it over with!
to
Another opportunity to have a positive interaction with others
and after that my life got better...

(PS I call myself a reformed Type A.)
__________________
For the fun of it...Keith
kcowan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2007, 11:45 AM   #54
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
happy2bretired's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Nebraska
Posts: 1,340
Every time I get behind an older and inefficient shopper in the check out line, I just think, "I hope that's not me in 20 years". Right now, I can see the problems that those people are creating for others, but I'm not sure that those people can actually see those problems as they are happening to them. I really think that people begin to develop blinders as they age - both physically and mentally, blocking out things around them in order to concentrate on one thing at a time.
__________________
happy2bretired is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2007, 12:34 PM   #55
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
youbet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Chicago
Posts: 9,965
Quote:
Originally Posted by happy2bretired View Post
Every time I get behind an older and inefficient shopper in the check out line, I just think, "I hope that's not me in 20 years".
And I hope you get what you want! We're gona miss ya...........
__________________
"I wasn't born blue blood. I was born blue-collar." John Wort Hannam
youbet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2007, 10:57 PM   #56
Full time employment: Posting here.
mountaintosea's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 553
After one month of retirement I can honestly say...YES
__________________
mountaintosea is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2007, 09:13 AM   #57
Recycles dryer sheets
BOBOT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 415
Quote:
Originally Posted by mountaintosea View Post
After one month of retirement I can honestly say...YES
B-b-b-but whaddya DO all day??
__________________
I still don't get it...
BOBOT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2007, 05:36 PM   #58
Recycles dryer sheets
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Florida
Posts: 249
Let's just say I'm so lazy that it even bothers me, and I am pretty easy going. Oh, and the new anti-depressant pre-scrip-tion isn't helping either

I wish I could claim credit for this one but I can't. It does very much apply to me, though:

"My major sin is still sloth, but at least now I don't pi$$ all over myself anymore." (for those of you who is ignorant, a sloth is an animal that climbs up tree limbs upside down, and presumably may at times relieve itself when inverted.)
__________________
I've got nothing against an honest day's work, provided that someone else does it.
pedorrero is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2007, 02:58 PM   #59
Full time employment: Posting here.
mountaintosea's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 553
Quote:
Originally Posted by BOBOT View Post
B-b-b-but whaddya DO all day??
Oh I don't know Hang Out...
__________________
mountaintosea is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2007, 07:22 PM   #60
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
Rambler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 2,250
Gonna do all the chores that have piled up over the years of 13-14 hour megacorp w*rk days (and do them REALLY slowly), give DW the time she deserves, travel a bit (via car, too much business travel by air to even enjoy it anymore), visit friends & relatives, do some volunteering, maybe be a service missionary for a couple of years, and just relax.

R
__________________

__________________
Rambler is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Use of Retirement and Non-Retirement Accounts ZMAN FIRE and Money 6 10-02-2007 06:45 PM
Paritioned portfolios of Target Retirement 20XX for each decade of retirement chinaco FIRE and Money 11 03-15-2007 06:06 PM
Retirement Accounts and Early Retirement heebygeeby Young Dreamers 9 03-14-2007 04:56 PM
Duration of retirement and size of retirement fund Cool Dood FIRE and Money 9 06-28-2006 09:34 AM
Retirement rate in retirement nellieb FIRE and Money 5 09-11-2005 02:14 PM

 

 
All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:19 AM.
 
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.