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Old 06-02-2008, 02:07 PM   #1
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Retired "Business" Cards - What would you put on yours?

I've decided to get some business cards.
Whenever I'm asked for my contact info by new acquaintances like today when playing golf, I end up writing on a scrap of paper.
It would be much easier and cooler to have a nifty card at the ready.

I'm trying to decide what I should put on it.
Maybe some tongue in cheek retirement title or company name, etc. - something clever and fun.

What would you or have you put on a retired "business" card?
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Old 06-02-2008, 02:12 PM   #2
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Old 06-02-2008, 02:34 PM   #3
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One with a picture would be nice.

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Old 06-02-2008, 02:39 PM   #4
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That's the beauty of being E-R... you don't have to put any title on the card at all. I just ordered some from vistaprint.com (free but you pay shipping). Just my name, phone, email, and city.
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Old 06-02-2008, 02:42 PM   #5
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That's the beauty of being E-R... you don't have to put any title on the card at all. I just ordered some from vistaprint.com (free but you pay shipping). Just my name, phone, email, and city.
That's the site I'm looking at. Free & $ 6 shipping.
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Old 06-02-2008, 03:01 PM   #6
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Oh, mine would have a picture alright...

Goatse, anyone?
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Oh, mine would have a picture alright...

Goatse, anyone?
Im ashamed I know what you are talking about
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My gal's Mom's deceased ex had cards with Bay Day Laa inc. on them - Navajo for "just fooling around". Ex-Monument Valley trading post operator. Given that darn near nobody had any idea what bay day laa meant it was a good converstaion starter.
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Old 06-02-2008, 03:25 PM   #9
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Keep it simple. Name, address, phone, email, and your blog address if you have one.

If you need a title, put "Life Planner" under your name.
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Real simple, very old fashioned, calling cards. Only my name in a nice script.
Depending on situation, hand write phone # on the back.
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A retired friend that was the super-handy type found himself working small home improvement jobs (of his choice) and so finally had his card printed up:

Half Fast Handy Man (say it faster )

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He's always got more work than he can handle!!
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Some kind of riff on "Have gun, will travel." Have time, will play?
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Don't remember where I stole it, might have been here even:

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from the Dowson poem? Richard Burton did an amazing recording of it, sadly out of print.
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I've always liked the idea of "dilettante" as a title.
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I still don't know what I want to be when I grow up...but I know I'm not the same.
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How about "Fog Ducker"
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I had non work cards even before I retired. They give my contact info including eMail and a list of some of my hobbies and interests so the person that gets it may remember why he has it.

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