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Old 08-08-2013, 08:30 AM   #41
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I retired at 57 after 34 years with a Utility Megacorp.

When people ask me what I "DO" all day, I simply say :

"I've been "doing" something for 52 years......" at which point they give a quizzical look, and I explain that since I crossed the threshold into kindergarten at age 5, I have been "doing" something that SOMEONE ELSE made me "do"-school, after school jobs, college, career...and in the process moving about 15 times to 5 different states......

I am TIRED of "DOING"!!!!!!


I'm only out since January 4, 2013, and am still catching my breath, but I LOVE being retired and I hope I will never EVER have to return to "w**rk"!!!!!!!
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Old 08-08-2013, 10:06 AM   #42
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I retired at 57 after 34 years with a Utility Megacorp.

When people ask me what I "DO" all day, I simply say :

"I've been "doing" something for 52 years......" at which point they give a quizzical look, and I explain that since I crossed the threshold into kindergarten at age 5, I have been "doing" something that SOMEONE ELSE made me "do"-school, after school jobs, college, career...

I am TIRED of "DOING"!!!!!!
This is EXACTLY how I feel, and most people don't seem to understand. I don't have to DO anything, and I'm tired of of going somewhere five days a week where people tell me what to do. Oh well, it isn't that long until April 30, 2014.
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Old 08-08-2013, 03:06 PM   #43
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Old 10-08-2013, 03:50 AM   #44
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Me thinks if someone asked "how is retirement going" and you said "it sucks", then I would expect them to ask "really"
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When I'm back in town from our new home in Hawaii, I tell them I'm its really rough being just a poor retiree with no pension and not yet eligible for Social Security. Then I thank them for buying lunch.
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Old 10-08-2013, 03:18 PM   #47
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If I was asking the question, the real question would be "What didn't you anticipate that really smacked you with a dose of reality?", but, as others have said... who knows what they're driving at.

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Old 10-09-2013, 06:30 AM   #48
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When asked how I'm "really" doing, I tell people I'm just happy I finally found something I'm really good at!
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Old 10-10-2013, 09:11 AM   #49
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When asked how I'm "really" doing, I tell people I'm just happy I finally found something I'm really good at!
This made me laugh, great answer!
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Old 10-10-2013, 09:35 AM   #50
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I retired at 57 after 34 years with a Utility Megacorp.

When people ask me what I "DO" all day, I simply say :

"I've been "doing" something for 52 years......" at which point they give a quizzical look, and I explain that since I crossed the threshold into kindergarten at age 5, I have been "doing" something that SOMEONE ELSE made me "do"-school, after school jobs, college, career...and in the process moving about 15 times to 5 different states......

I am TIRED of "DOING"!!!!!!


I'm only out since January 4, 2013, and am still catching my breath, but I LOVE being retired and I hope I will never EVER have to return to "w**rk"!!!!!!!
My answer to those who ask is I've been working since I was 17 - now I'm doing all of the things I couldn't do for the last 42 years of working. Like golf five days a week, afternoon naps, etc....

The ones who ask me don't seem to think I have the resources to be "not w**king".
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