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Old 06-03-2008, 06:50 AM   #21
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Then, what are you?

But for all the irritated readers who hate Latin quotes that are not translated it is:

"I am not the man I was."

Good one for a non-business card.
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Old 06-03-2008, 11:46 AM   #22
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An old friend of mine had special cards made up when he retired -

Your name is:
Bob
You live at:
1234 Easy Street
Anywhere, Fl 12345
Your phone number is:
555-555-5555
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Old 06-03-2008, 12:12 PM   #23
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An old friend of mine had special cards made up when he retired -

Your name is:
Bob
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1234 Easy Street
Anywhere, Fl 12345
Your phone number is:
555-555-5555
I don't get it.
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Old 06-03-2008, 12:28 PM   #24
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I don't get it.
In case Bob gets lost, someone can help him find his home.
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Old 06-03-2008, 12:47 PM   #25
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In case Bob gets lost, someone can help him find his home.
You missed Dex's implied smiley. Naturally, he forgot to insert it.
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Is that you, Bob?
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Old 06-06-2008, 09:45 AM   #28
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I agree about the memory tags. I put "Private Portfolio Manager". On the back I put our snowbird contact information but I think I will add some memory tags. At least having stuff on the back stops the card from being used as a notepad. Some friends use personal pictures such as their head snapshots. What do you think about that idea?
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Having "retired business cards" would imply that I might meet more than a few people that I would want to have contact me at home after I retire. Given that Frank will already have my number programmed into his phone, and knows my e-mail, I'm not so sure that will be the case!

I must admit that I really do like aworkingrachel's suggestion of using the title "dilettante"...
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At the moment I'm leaning towards something along the lines of :

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I've used "dilettante" verbally a few times. It must be said with a certain gusto, or else the listener may feel sorry for you for not having found your true calling.

I knew a guy who left the corporate ratrace to be a stay at home father, and he had a great business card with title "Home Engineer" and a big list of all the things he does at home.
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I think deciding what to put on the cards is avoiding another critical discussion point.

We're ER'd-- why the heck do we need cards in the first place? Are we returning to the halcyon days of the second millenium?

The people who have pestered me for my card have always wanted to give me one of their own. So I say "Give me another card and I'll write down my e-mail address for you."

The people who I really want to get to know better are the ones I spend a lot of time with, and eventually I write down their name/phone in our planning calendar/notebook. But that's only able to be done after I've paddled in...
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We're ER'd-- why the heck do we need cards in the first place?

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So I say "Give me another card and I'll write down my e-mail address for you."

The people who I really want to get to know better are the ones I spend a lot of time with, and eventually I write down their name/phone in our planning calendar/notebook. But that's only able to be done after I've paddled in...
I hear ya....but it's the old different paddles for different folks....they can be handy, easier for both and fun....I bet they make waterproof ones.
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I also used Vista Print and selected a card that signifies my wife's desire for travel. Of course, I take care of hauling all the "Stuff"

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I also used Vista Print and selected a card that signifies my wife's desire for travel. Of course, I take care of hauling all the "Stuff"

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those are great! I might end up with different sets for different receivers!
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Suggestion: Make your own cards either with Avery business card paper, or just use card stock and cut with a paper cutter:



You can make a few, and change your mind and use a new design later.
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