28 Feb 2009
SMILEY SATURDAY - Hard work for retired men
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It is well known that retired men are overloaded with work. Much more than what they had to do when they were working !
This is also the case of Mr. Gattino. After 2 months of intensive consideration, he finally found a place and the necessary tools to hang up this sign I have got as a Christmas gift from our son. After many Italian swears and one hour later he finally collapsed in the next armchair and was out for the whole day. Fortunately such a work doesn't happen very often. He would be burnt out.
To the daily occupations belongs checking behind me if I have left lights on, and switch them off with a deep sigh, in case I had forgotten.
another important occupation is to settle cat fights. As the cats are only playing, the one who gets scratched is Mr. Gattino because the cats don't like when a human interfere in their business. Therefore he always has hands full of scratches and a reason to complain.
Yesterday finally he had some time left and used it to count all the cats of my cat collection which are in our house.
This is the paper he handed me over with proud, I know now that I have 438 cats distributed in our home ! (Please note that he wrote in English, French and German !)