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Old 05-26-2015, 07:50 PM   #21
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I tried to discourage it but for some reason the military likes to do retirement ceremonies. I had hoped that being a DoD civilian would let me get out of it but that didn't work.
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Old 05-28-2015, 07:01 PM   #22
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My entire team work from home and I do a lot of international projects so there was no way to have a party thank God!
I'm on my own so no spouse to celebrate with, so I simply bought myself a nice Van Cleef and Arpels necklace.. I thought I was pretty cool until I found out my female friend bought herself a new Porsche Carrera as her retirement gift lol!


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Old 05-28-2015, 10:35 PM   #23
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My entire team work from home and I do a lot of international projects so there was no way to have a party thank God!
I'm on my own so no spouse to celebrate with, so I simply bought myself a nice Van Cleef and Arpels necklace.. I thought I was pretty cool until I found out my female friend bought herself a new Porsche Carrera as her retirement gift lol!


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Da*n. those are pricey! Don't see DW being interested in even the cheapest one on their webisite. OTOH, she is talking about flying to San Juan, staying on that island until bored; traveling south to the next island, then repeat until we hit Venezuela. Different strokes for different folks!
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Old 05-28-2015, 10:36 PM   #24
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Porsche Carrera ... Now that's a way to mark the occasion ... with an exclamation mark!
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Old 05-29-2015, 08:59 AM   #25
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On my last day of work, a bunch of my coworkers in my division wanted take me out to lunch as they normally do for people who leave the company for any reason. Being one who at the time had been to only one of those in the last 14 years, I declined. Instead, my one good friend/coworker I had often gone to lunch with took me out for lunch that last day. Nice.


The coworkers who wanted to treat me to lunch gave me the money they would have used on my lunch, about $160. Nice!


That night, I had my scrabble friend over for our regular scrabble night. Because it was a Friday, my ladyfriend came over, too. Nothing special.
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