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Witness wrote: Fri Mar 29, 2019 10:14 pm :figamagee: :figamagee: :figamagee: :figamagee: :figamagee: :figamagee: :figamagee:
Ditto.

Now you'll have more time to do the really important stuff, like posting more often on this forum. :wink:
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Congrats! Enjoy your gradual and inexorable slide into the jaws of death!
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My dream is to die at work. Make them clean up MY shit for once.
Such potential!
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Congrats AA.
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Re: Retired

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Abdul Alhazred wrote: Fri Mar 29, 2019 10:10 pm As of today.

Plans include a trip to New York later this month, and shooting for a reasonably "intellectual" part time job in the fall.

8)
Awwwwww ... unemployed.

Good for you.
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Get back to work!
What's your dirt doin' in my ditch?
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Quitter
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Wait ... does this mean you can organize my b-day festivities next october????

Ive decided that the theme will be "Pompai"
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Both.

Think ...

Conflagration.

Tough with the swamps but you,ll think of something.
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Abdul Alhazred wrote: Fri Mar 29, 2019 10:10 pmpart time job in the fall.
So not rich enough to join all the insufferable old farts in Florida?

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Tsk-tsk, Abdul. :|
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Abdul Alhazred wrote: Fri Mar 29, 2019 10:10 pm As of today.

Plans include a trip to New York later this month, and shooting for a reasonably "intellectual" part time job in the fall.

8)
Grats on escaping the culture of quick questions, dividing and conquering, key learnings, paths forward, and initiatives to give back to the community.
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Shit happens. The older you get, the more often shit happens. So you have to try not to give a shit even when you do. Because, if you give too many shits, you've created your own shit creek and there's no way out other than swimming through the shit. Oh, and fuck.
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I can’t wait to retire but it looks like another 4 years. Argh. Need to pay off the house oh and save a quick 3 million. Hmm maybe 5 years. Ha ha
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We need a postcard from NY as proof, AA.
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And chopped liver and tongue on rye from Katz's!
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"what dicking deep shit i produce" -- pillory

Freedom of choice
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People are shitting themselves to death
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I'll see your Katz's:
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and raise you a Route 58:
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Retired as distinct from not working.
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Because you weren't really "working", in the commonly accepted sense, right? You were with the government. So this new state of nature if more definitional than practical. That sum it up? Except that your daily activity (as opposed to "work") will not be performed (if that is even a relevant concept in your world) in the old venue.

I think I understand.
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So "retirement" is a redundancy.
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Gotta keep moving.
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I am sorta thinking of chucking it too actually.
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Having retired I can tell you all the pitfalls. But I shan't. Schadenfreude.
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Abdul Alhazred wrote: Mon Apr 01, 2019 3:12 pm I was a "Fed" so watch it pal. :lmao:
Mueller, is that you?
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Abdul Alhazred wrote: Mon Apr 01, 2019 4:20 pm Of course a Merchant of Death never really retires, right? :p
A license to kill never expires.

And i don't care what deli it comes from, I want some good NY chopped liver and tongue on rye with a good mustard! I had one 35 years ago in a NY deli (I don't remember the name or location, I was drunk at the time, but it was within a few blocks of Madison Square Garden) with some great potato salad and a huge half-sour pickle, and I've never had a sandwich as good since!
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Freedom of choice
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People are shitting themselves to death
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But even when their kids are starvin'
They thought Trump would throw them Charmin.
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Abdul Alhazred wrote: Mon Apr 01, 2019 2:49 am Soon as I finish my speech at the UN. :P
The UN?!? Your standards are slipping. :cry:
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Congratulations Abdul. I just got back from vacation last night myself, or I would have commented sooner.
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Abdul Alhazred wrote: Tue Apr 02, 2019 3:26 am
IIRC, it was a good place to use the toilet. :oldman:
It still is.
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What, they don’t have WiFi in nyc?
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Giz wrote: Mon Apr 08, 2019 12:59 pm What, they don’t have WiFi in nyc?
Abdul doesn't have a smart phone or tablet, so I hear. Privacy reasons, I think.

If you had an iPhone you could post even when away from home, and it doubles as a camera.
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That is... no smartphone?!!

Forget NYC, Abdul should be at Medieval Times (as an exhibit, rather than a guest)
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Abdul is a Secret Agent Man. You cannot expect a Secret Agent Man to make himself vulnerable like the rest of us.
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"what dicking deep shit i produce" -- pillory

Freedom of choice
Is what you got
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People are shitting themselves to death
Crap so much they fail to take a breath
But even when their kids are starvin'
They thought Trump would throw them Charmin.
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Abdul Alhazred wrote: Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:35 am Off to NYC, back in about a week. 8)
Have a nice stay, AA! :wink:
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Bring us back some....
On second thought, don't bring back anything. Not one thing.
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Hey, welcome back, it doesn't feel right around here without you.

Now where's my chopped liver and tongue on rye?
"It is not I who is mad! It is I who is crazy!" -- Ren Hoek

"what dicking deep shit i produce" -- pillory

Freedom of choice
Is what you got
Freedom from choice
Is what you want

People are shitting themselves to death
Crap so much they fail to take a breath
But even when their kids are starvin'
They thought Trump would throw them Charmin.
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A late word. I just put out resumes. I can not handle being retired anymore. Not even great tv helps. Having to do the cooking, the laundry, the yard, the (too fucking old to be bothering me kids), the vacuuming, the sex ...

...sex that is no longer the dominant sex [only] ed is used to [hourly]. No, it's the submissive sex Put Upon a man that washes the dishes of his wife and scrubs her panties....

So yesterday I hit every contact I had. I'm a year shy of 60 so no sane company would hire me. But I've got over ~hundred recent contacts at 30 different companies and out of 30, 10 may be insane.

I know I'll get some lowballs but I've set a minimum not far from what I was making prior, plus a little;

So, I guess, I've got ten more years in me.
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You made me laugh, Rob: not for one second did I regret leaving the treadmill! (As I wrote elsewhere, from early on my target in life was already to work the least possible.)

As for cooking, I love it. (Nothing fancy, but always tasty.) It leaves your mind completely free to wander where it pleases while keeping the hands busy. Just have to get some of it back when I'm mincing garlic with an extremely sharp knife…
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I’m not retired but my job is not very hard.

Sometimes my girlfriend who does have a harder job (but, in my opinion, not actually as hard as she complains) tries to make me feel guilty.

It never works.
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