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Old Jan 1, 2011, 6:53 PM   #11
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Interesting shot, but I must confess that I've never played and don't know anything about the game.

(When I lived in South Florida, I used to see the old men playing it in the parks in the Little Havana area of Miami. Don't tell me that I'm now old enough to play!)
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Interesting shot, but I must confess that I've never played and don't know anything about the game.

(When I lived in South Florida, I used to see the old men playing it in the parks in the Little Havana area of Miami. Don't tell me that I'm now old enough to play!)
uh... I don't quite know how to break this to ya, Steve, but... uh... er...
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uh... I don't quite know how to break this to ya, Steve, but... uh... er...
"retirement [rɪˈtaiəmənt]
n. The act of retiring from one's work, office, etc. Normally associated with moving to a warm climate and spending much more time on hobbies such as photography."

Hey Gary, sounds like the shoe fits, doesn't it?

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"retirement [rɪˈtaiəmənt]
n. The act of retiring from one's work, office, etc. Normally associated with moving to a warm climate and spending much more time on hobbies such as photography."

Hey Gary, sounds like the shoe fits, doesn't it?

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It does! It would fit me too but... not very warm right now.
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Old Jan 3, 2011, 7:43 AM   #15
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"retirement [rɪˈtaiəmənt]
n. The act of retiring from one's work, office, etc. Normally associated with moving to a warm climate and spending much more time on hobbies such as photography."

Hey Gary, sounds like the shoe fits, doesn't it?

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Retirement? Retirement? What's that? Between the economy, and my mortgage and debt load, I figure that I may be able to retire when I'm 102. Until then, my alarm clock goes off every weekday morning at 6am.

I may have moved back to Florida, but I'm still one who must work everyday. That's even harder around here, where you see all those retired snowbirds down here for the winter, living a life of leisure. (like Zig does every year. LOL)
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Retirement? Retirement? What's that? Between the economy, and my mortgage and debt load, I figure that I may be able to retire when I'm 102. Until then, my alarm clock goes off every weekday morning at 6am.

I may have moved back to Florida, but I'm still one who must work everyday. That's even harder around here, where you see all those retired snowbirds down here for the winter, living a life of leisure. (like Zig does every year. LOL)
Well, don't feel like the Lone Ranger, Steve. I've pretty much decided I'm going to have to bite the bullet and get something part time. I covet the set up the E-5er's have sooooooo... back to work. I'm practicing now, "Welcome to Walmart. Happy shopping. Here's your cart." I'd get back into IT but nobody seems to want an old coot with experience. heheh
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Retirement? Retirement? What's that? Between the economy, and my mortgage and debt load, I figure that I may be able to retire when I'm 102. Until then, my alarm clock goes off every weekday morning at 6am.

I may have moved back to Florida, but I'm still one who must work everyday. That's even harder around here, where you see all those retired snowbirds down here for the winter, living a life of leisure. (like Zig does every year. LOL)
I'm in the same situation. Now I just worry about whether I'll be physically and mentally able to work till I die.

And that is no joke.

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I'm in the same situation. Now I just worry about whether I'll be physically and mentally able to work till I die.

And that is no joke.

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So true, you are not alone, I often wonder the same thing. But it does not good to dwell on it, however, it is a worrisome thought. Every year it seems like that alarm clock rings earlier and earlier.

However, on the lighter side, Gary is probably right about practicing for WalMart. But I've already blown that option. Did I previously mention my short lived job at Wal-Mart?....So, after landing my new job as a Wal-Mart greeter, a good find for many older guys, I lasted less than a day.....

About two hours into my first day on the job a very loud, unattractive, mean-acting woman walked into the store with her two kids, yelling obscenities at them all the way through the entrance. As I had been instructed, I said pleasantly, 'Good morning, and welcome to Wal-Mart. Nice children you have there. Are they twins?'

The ugly woman stopped yelling long enough to say, 'Hell no, they ain't twins. The oldest one's 9, and the other one's 7. Why the hell would you think they're twins? Are you blind, or just stupid?'

So I replied, 'I'm neither blind nor stupid, Ma'am, I just couldn't believe thatyou got laid twice. Have a good day and thank you for shopping at Wal-Mart.'

My supervisor said I probably wasn't cut out for this line of work.
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So true, you are not alone, I often wonder the same thing. But it does not good to dwell on it, however, it is a worrisome thought. Every year it seems like that alarm clock rings earlier and earlier.

However, on the lighter side, Gary is probably right about practicing for WalMart. But I've already blown that option. Did I previously mention my short lived job at Wal-Mart?....So, after landing my new job as a Wal-Mart greeter, a good find for many older guys, I lasted less than a day.....

About two hours into my first day on the job a very loud, unattractive, mean-acting woman walked into the store with her two kids, yelling obscenities at them all the way through the entrance. As I had been instructed, I said pleasantly, 'Good morning, and welcome to Wal-Mart. Nice children you have there. Are they twins?'

The ugly woman stopped yelling long enough to say, 'Hell no, they ain't twins. The oldest one's 9, and the other one's 7. Why the hell would you think they're twins? Are you blind, or just stupid?'

So I replied, 'I'm neither blind nor stupid, Ma'am, I just couldn't believe thatyou got laid twice. Have a good day and thank you for shopping at Wal-Mart.'

My supervisor said I probably wasn't cut out for this line of work.
Dang. Perhaps I should reconsider.
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