My previous retirement post gained loads of hits from you fans so when I chanced upon Mister Muse’s retirement post, I just have to ask him to allow me to share with all of you here.

Enjoy this wonderfully written post and do pop by his blog soon!


Hard as it may be (for me, at least) to fathom, it seems that many people approaching retirement don’t look forward to it because they don’t know what they’ll do with all the time they’ll have when they have no job. That has never struck me as a problem, what with books to be read, writing to be written, learning to be learned (unless you already know everything), trips to plan, music to enjoy, sports to follow, chores to avoid, mislaid items to look for, naps to take, etc….not to mention human behavior forever to be baffled by.

Believe me, friends, if I had half the time my once-upon-a-time fellow wage slaves assume I have, I would be posting a post almost every day instead of once a week or so (which, I concede, may still be too often for you malcontents and party poopers out there).

So, how busy am I?

Oops — how did that clip get there? Fact is, I’m so busy, I don’t even have time to think of more to say about the subject….so I’ll avoid that chore by passing it on to others:

I have never liked working. To me, a job is an invasion of privacy. –Danny McGoorty

I’ve crunched the numbers in your retirement account. It’s time to figure out who will be wearing the mask and who will be driving the getaway car. –Unknown financial advisor

My retirement plan is to get thrown into a minimum security prison in Hawaii. –Julius Sharpe

I will not retire while I’ve still got my legs and my make-up box. –Bette Davis

The trouble with retirement is that you never get a day off. –Abe Lemons

I find the biggest trouble with having nothing to do is you can’t tell when you’re done. –Unknown

As for me, except for an occasional heart attack, I feel as young as I ever did. –Robert Benchley

I can’t wait to retire so I can get up at 6 a.m. and drive around real slow and make everybody late for work. –Unknown

What do you call a person who is happy on Monday? Retired. –Unknown

When a professional golfer retires, what does he retire to? –Evan Esar

When you retire, you switch bosses — from the one who hired you to the one who married you. –Unknown

Time’s up. COMING, DEAR!

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25 replies on “Guest Post: RETIREMENT TIME

  1. These quotes crack me up. Thanks for sharing!

    I certainly don’t think I’ll have trouble finding things to do when I finally retire. On a given day, even if I tick things off my to-do list, I probably add twice as many. Ah, well. Business makes the breaks sweeter.

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  2. Thank you for sharing!!.. well, I am retired and while I do like it (because I am my own boss) I find I am busier and not enough time than when I were working.. 🙂

    “Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out and loudly proclaiming; “Wow! What a ride!” Hunter S. Thompson

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      1. “Retired” is a word used to describe a lifestyle, mainly not being on someone else’s time clock and no superiors to tell you what to do… 🙂
        I am retired and busier than when I were working… (

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  3. I’ve been retired from a corporate job after 42.5 years, at 65 in 2011. It wasn’t unplanned. I would have part-time work I would enjoy doing and I would have time to help others – that being the main goal: make some spare money, use it to help people, with of course, discernment and discrimination. 8 years now and all went exactly as planned. The only “problem” is the tendency to do too much ‘part time’ work because it’s so enjoyable, having no boss but myself, getting to pick and choose the work, and remaining part of the hustle and bustle, including (oh, joy!) getting stuck in commuter traffic! The “Company” offered to keep me on an extra 5 years. I can only say I’m glad I thought it through and politely declined. If some people want to see retirement as having nothing to do but learn line dancing, lawn bowl or go shopping, they should try a little imagination, huh? Life is what we make of it.

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    1. Thank you for sharing your experiences with us. 42.5 years is a long time! And yes, I do agree with you wholeheartedly that life is what we make of it. We can retired and pursue our passions or we can just wait and die at home. I rather live recklessly in my golden years!

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