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Old 02-09-08, 12:49 AM   #1
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Now That I'm Retired

Now that I'm retired

The other day I went to Starbucks for coffee and I was only in there for about 5 minutes. When I came out there was a cop writing out a parking ticket. I went up to him and said, "Come on, man, how about giving a retired person a break"? He ignored me and continued writing the ticket. I upped the ante and called him a "Nazi." He glared at me and started writing another ticket for having worn tires. So I called him a "doughnut-eating Gestapo jerk." He finished the second ticket and put it on the windshield with the first. Then he started writing a third ticket. This went on for about 20 minutes. The more I abused him, the more tickets he wrote.

Personally, I didn't care. I rode to Starbucks on my bicycle. The car that he was putting the tickets on had a bumper sticker that said "Hillary in '08." I try to have a little fun each day now that I'm retired. My doctors tell me it is important to laugh.
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Old 02-09-08, 12:55 AM   #2
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So I come out of Starbucks the other day and there's umpteen
tickets on my windshield. Parking ticket, bald tires, cracked
windshield....what gives?
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Old 02-09-08, 10:33 AM   #3
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Yes, Yes, YES! I love it!

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Old 02-09-08, 10:46 AM   #4
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So this cop stopped me and says, "Sir, your eyes are watery. Have you been drinking?" and I said, "Your eyes are glazed. Have you been eating a doughnut?"
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Old 02-09-08, 11:55 AM   #5
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LOL! After many years of fighting the meter-patrol; that was even more funny to me!

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Old 02-09-08, 04:02 PM   #6
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Be careful ... sounds like you were about one remark away from a full body cavity search.
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Old 02-09-08, 05:15 PM   #7
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Ever consider that you might have retired too early?
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Old 02-09-08, 05:20 PM   #8
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Clearly you have way too much time on your hands..........
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