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Old 08-31-10, 12:32 PM   #1
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How cool is this! I'm posting this from work and they can't fire me because its my last day! Ahhh.. sweet retirement.
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Old 08-31-10, 01:02 PM   #2
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I'm finished work for the day so I can post and say "Congratulations!"
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This is the BOSS. You are hereby FIRED!!

(I remember hearing from my dad as a kid that he had "fired" someone. I thought he had shot him.)
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Well, here's to a long and happy retirement.
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Old 08-31-10, 02:59 PM   #6
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Gosh, we're gonna miss you!

Don't let the door slam your behind on the way out!

Stay in touch.

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Oh, wait you're not retiring from here are you?

Never Mind...

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Old 08-31-10, 03:32 PM   #7
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Good for you. Retired?
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Old 08-31-10, 05:50 PM   #10
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Probably too late to tell you this, but....

BE SURE TO RIDE OUT THE FRONT DOOR -- I'M GOING TO, EVERY DAY OF THE LAST WEEK ON MY PRESENT JOB!
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Old 08-31-10, 05:53 PM   #11
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You know, that is great but bite me. I soooooooo want out

You are one lucky dude! Congratulations!!!!!!
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Old 08-31-10, 05:55 PM   #12
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Thank you! Thank you! I figure it will take a couple of days to sink in, however, it all ready feels pretty good. After 37 years in the business (health care)I decided that it was time to leave while I still liked the patients. That being said, I freely admit that in those years I met very few people that were truly difficult to deal with. A bit of a miracle, especially as many of them had reason to be unhappy with their lot in life.

We had plenty of pie albeit, pizza pie and no one cried except a couple of administrators. (It was said, somewhat unkindly and certainly without just cause on my part, that those were tears of joy.)

I was going to start cleaning the house tomorrow as I now have plenty of time but gcottay and Kerlenbach have reminded me that its saturday and I always ride on saturday!
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Old 08-31-10, 06:11 PM   #13
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I was going to start cleaning the house tomorrow as I now have plenty of time but gcottay and Kerlenbach have reminded me that its saturday and I always ride on saturday!
Always Saturday, sorta like "Groundhog Day" with Bill Murray.

Enjoy the ride(s).
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Old 08-31-10, 06:32 PM   #14
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Thank you! Thank you! I figure it will take a couple of days to sink in, however, it all ready feels pretty good.

I was going to start cleaning the house tomorrow as I now have plenty of time but gcottay and Kerlenbach have reminded me that its saturday and I always ride on saturday!
Congratulations! Retirement does feel pretty good. I've felt this way for almost 2 years

Don't worry about the house....there are much more important things in life than a clean house. I learned this years ago when my kids were still living at home. I decided I would much rather attend their sporting events, go riding with them, etc. You won't look back on life and remember the clean house but you will remember the times you spent doing things you enjoy or hanging out with family and friends
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Old 08-31-10, 07:32 PM   #15
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A tip of the helmet to you sir!
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Old 08-31-10, 07:33 PM   #16
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May you find kind and useful words on the new page in your life. May you record there things that meet with your satisfaction. Most of all, may you have fun.
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Old 08-31-10, 07:58 PM   #18
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Welcome to the life of leisure. I'd have posted earlier, but it was nap time.
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Old 09-01-10, 06:12 AM   #19
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Congratulations. I started riding when I retired.
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Old 09-01-10, 06:38 AM   #20
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Now that I've had a little time to get over the fact that I now hate you , congratulations! Enjoy!
Save a place for me. I'll be there in two years and one month (but who's counting?).
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Old 09-01-10, 06:52 AM   #21
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Enjoy the ride!, you've earned it after 37 years. I retired a year and a half ago, then went right back to work in the same job @ 3 days/week. For the time being I've got perpetual 4 day weekends (extra Saturdays).
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Old 09-01-10, 07:11 AM   #22
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Serious congrats, guy.

(I wonder if I WILL actually retire; my nest egg got wiped three years ago to save the house.... Even if I don't, eventually there will be a time when I will have a fair amount of time to myself, at which time I will likely spend 2x the time riding that I do now! Sorry, just had to share that.)
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Old 09-01-10, 07:32 AM   #23
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You'll find yourself doing things around the house thats been neglected the past 15 or so, then come to realize these do not need to be done now. I was busy as hell the first 6mos after I retired. Took a while to get into the swing of things.
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Old 09-01-10, 10:58 AM   #24
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Congrats!

Are you going to stay in Monroe?
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Old 09-01-10, 07:56 PM   #25
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FINALLY!

I'd have posted earlier, too. But, I HAD TO WORK LATE.
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