13 Nov 2008

THURSDAY THIRTEEN

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13 Quotes about retirement

1. “The trouble with retirement is that you never get a day off.”

2. “Don't simply retire from something; have something to retire to.”

3. When a man retires, his wife gets twice the husband but only half the income.”

4. “When you retire, think and act as if you were still working; when you're still working, think and act a bit as if you were already retired”

5. “When men reach their sixties and retire, they go to pieces. Women go right on cooking.”

6. Stay busy [when you retire]. If you are going to sit on the couch and watch TV, you are going to die.

7. Don't act your age [in retirement]. Act like the inner young person you have always been.

8. Retirement, when every day is Saturday!

9. Retirement takes all the meaning out of weekends.

10. One of the problems of retirement is that it gives you more time to read about the problems of retirement.

11. Retirement . . . is when you stop living at work and begin working at living.

12. Retirement: The time in your life when time is no longer money.

13. In retirement, I look for days off from my days off




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18 comments:

bernieg1 said...

Great list, but number 1 said it all for me. Hence, why I will not retire and keep my business running! I can still get a day off then and really appreciate and enjoy it and all the little things that go along with it! Happy TT.

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Yasmin said...

Great TT...I'm looking forward to retiring in 20 years...lol.
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colleen said...

I really relate to the last one. I'm semi right now and never been busier.

Nicholas said...

I hope you enjoy every second of your retirement!

Mar said...

Retirement stress can be very stressful!! I know this from the in-laws.
Great quotes and cartoons, Gattina!

Kristine said...

That's hilarious. I'm on the other end of retirement, just starting out, but I still couldn't help giggling!

anthonynorth said...

This was great fun. Twelve years to go for me.

claudie said...

Retirement, retirement...Some days I would like to be at this place. There are so many things I would like to do and Can't still because I haven't enough time! Déjà depuis que les filles sont grandes je peux recommencer à faire du théâtre. Et lorsque Mélissa sera moins dépendante j'aimerais recommencer la voile. Et la marche à pieds dans la colline avec un club de marcheurs et et et ...

Hootin' Anni said...

I LOVE #11!!!

Don't forget to take your camera to Egypt! [I know you won't.]

Carmen and Jim said...

I sure would like to give retirement a try anyway. :) Like, now!

R. Ramesh said...

Very interesting list..I was asking my senior editor what his retirement plans are. He replied: "I will die working." I wish I could say that too..I pray that I keep myself fruitfully helpfully occupied until the last..anyway..congrats on your wonderful blog.

Denise Patrick said...

Enjoy retirement! I'm looking forward to it, but I also am looking forward to doing some things I can't do now. That said, I like #13 the best!!

Happy TT!

~Just Me~ said...

I look forward to those things!!!

Lifecruiser said...

Such interesting reflections on retirement. My fave's are #6 and 7!

Dr.John said...

Being retired I enjoyed your thirteen comments and two cartoons. But now I have to go back to watching TV.

Brenda ND said...

I sure hope there will be retirement when I get there. Happy TT!

Melli said...

#1 is NOT true! Hootin' Anni & Bud just took a "day off" not long ago! I remember it because I laughed myself silly when she blogged it!

I am a FIRM believer in #7!!! :)

SandyCarlson said...

These are fun! I enjoyed my grandparents' retirement! We saw them so much more.