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Old 12-09-2006, 09:17 AM   #21
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Fire'd at 43 and found it easier to say "I left mega corp to manage real estate". Too many nosey people questions when I said "I retired".
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Re: Where to find friends who won't jealous of you?
Old 12-09-2006, 02:34 PM   #22
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I also did throw out my old adage - I woke up with nothing to do and was lucky if I finished half of it by the time I went to sleep....it feels good to tell it like it is.
I love it - that is definitely a keeper
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I just tell people I'm out of a job. Works great on door to door salesmen too. You have to supress the smile though.
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I just tell people I'm out of a job. Works great on door to door salesmen too. You have to supress the smile though.
Now, I LIKE that!!!
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I'm going to have to remember that "I'm out of a job" one. That's timeless!
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I'm torn between the title "Independent Money Manager" or "President and CEO of the Leonidas Fund - a closely held mutual fund"
I saw one on a lady's B-card that I liked: Tycoon Manager
Not sure if she was referring to herself or her husband!
After I thought about it, it really didn't matter!

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I just tell people I'm out of a job.
Only problem here: Someone may try to offer me one!

The people I can call good friends have been respectful of my decision to RE. They have not been nosy about my finances or jealous. I was expecting worse.

However, some of my former co-workers were less accomodating. I see it as their problem, not mine.

As with any lifestyle change or career change, relationships associated with changes will be different. I gained and lost some friends when I got married, changed jobs, moved to another city and so on..... I don't see this any differently.

The ones who are the best friends didn't change our friendships when circumstances changed.
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I just tell people I'm out of a job.
Superb! May I use that one?
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I just got off the phone with a lawyer in town. I told him I was transfering the matter we were working on because I am retiring at year end. He says: "What! You're too young! What are you going to do all day!" I said I am going to "have a lot more fun than you are having."

This was my first experience the the "too young" and "what are you going to do all day" comments.
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This was my first experience the the "too young" and "what are you going to do all day" comments.
"I also used to be too young for cars, alcohol, & sex-- and I'm glad I didn't wait until I was older to try them, either."

After that punchline the "Whaddya DO all day" question pretty much answers itself.
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"I also used to be too young for cars, alcohol, & sex-- and I'm glad I didn't wait until I was older to try them, either."

After that punchline the "Whaddya DO all day" question pretty much answers itself.
Frankly, it is nice to hear someone thinks that I am too young for something. Makes me feel young and daring.
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...What are you going to do all day!" I said I am going to "have a lot more fun than you are having.
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