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Old 07-13-2006, 12:05 PM   #61
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Early retirement is when you retire and people look at you funny and ask "whadda ya do all day?"
I get that a lot, but I get some wicked enjoyment out of clarifying by saying "well, technically I've been on paid vacation for two years, but I'll probably go ahead and really retire next year sometime". The responses are something like what you might get if you had proven to them that the Earth really is flat.

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Pretty much. I go and get my haircut I just lie and say its my day off. Otherwise the person will go on about how they couldnt possibly do that.
Since every day is Sunday I tend to dress casually most of the time when shopping or running errands. Folks are just making conversation, but I often get the "are you off today" when they see me in t-shirt, shorts and sandals and I got tired of telling them the truth. Close to home I usually just say "Yeah, I'm off today." But, when dealing with someone I'll probably never see again I tend to get more creative:

No, I'm a deejay at a topless bar and don't go to work until 8 tonight

Or, I'm a rat catcher for the sewer department. I work at night when the little buggers are active.
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Re: How old were you when your retired early?
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...No, I'm a deejay at a topless bar and don't go to work until 8 tonight
I usually say I am a financial portfolio manager and I just needed a break from the computer. But now that you mention it, maybe a chef in a gourmet restaurant would work too...
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That made me laugh. Maybe I should do some creative lying. Ill need to do some more research
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Re: How old were you when your retired early?

I just say i'm an investment advisor and work at home most of the time on my own schedule.

Then people ask me what they should invest in.

And I tell them I dont like anything right now.

Then we talk about our kids.
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Just tell them that you are a disconbobulationist.

Or tell them that you are an adult film star.

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"I'm a human entropy machine...and therein lay the dichotomy..."

See if you get a response to that one, and enjoy the conversation if you do...

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I agree with you Alta, and what Brewer was trying to say....

I know authors and journalists, and they don't work this way. It takes time, understanding and hard and dedicated work. It SEEMS the OP wants a shortcut, and it's not my kind of book.

I apologize if I'm wrong.

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Just tell them that you are a disconbobulationist.

Or tell them that you are an adult film star.

If I were an adult film star, I would make my stage name Pierce Vulva. Beats the hell out of Buck Naked....
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Pierce D. Vulva... :P
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http://www.jasonschock.com/gangsta/porn_name.php

Your porn star name.

Dirk Maxim, at your service...
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...And I tell them I dont like anything right now.
Probably really true right now!

I tell them most of my outside work is building bond ladders (for MIL as a matter of fact). That usually ends the topic.

If it doesn't, then I say I really liked Enron...
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http://www.jasonschock.com/gangsta/porn_name.php

Your porn star name.

Dirk Maxim, at your service...
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but I still prefer Pierce Vulva!
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Its hard to beat Harry Reems. :P
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