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Started by dicky3 on Oct 9, 2018 10:19:48 AM
When I retire, I will never again have to......

What are you looking forward to most when you retire, or, if already retired, what are you enjoying about it?

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dicky3 - 09 Oct 2018 10:20:49 (#1 of 124)

....... get up in the dark again, unless it's to catch a plane to some faraway place.

FleurDuMal - 09 Oct 2018 10:22:26 (#2 of 124)

Have the horrors every Sunday afternoon, about going to work on Monday.

Also, what you said about getting up in the dark.

clammy - 09 Oct 2018 10:23:13 (#3 of 124)

Not worry if the car will start. (Got rid, taxis now)

Agaliarept - 09 Oct 2018 10:26:28 (#4 of 124)

Leave the house while everyone is still sleeping.

clammy - 09 Oct 2018 10:28:47 (#5 of 124)

#4, Oh yes, that was not nice Aga.

markymark123 - 09 Oct 2018 10:35:06 (#6 of 124)

Its odd though, the people across the road are retired and they are up at half six in the morning when i leave for work.

Tomnoddy - 09 Oct 2018 10:37:34 (#7 of 124)

Two main classes of retired IME. Early bedders, early risers; and late bedders, late risers. We're in the latter group.

Agaliarept - 09 Oct 2018 10:38:06 (#8 of 124)

Its odd though, the people across the road are retired and they are up at half six in the morning when i leave for work.

That's not that odd. Why waste the day? I only fantasise about lie ins now because I work 12 hour days and have four kids. Without work and kids I could see long lie ins would soon become unneeded.

helbel - 09 Oct 2018 10:38:33 (#9 of 124)

Get up at 6:30am.

browserbutton - 09 Oct 2018 10:39:13 (#10 of 124)

Early to bed and up with the cock.

markymark123 - 09 Oct 2018 10:40:45 (#11 of 124)

That's not that odd. Why waste the day?

thats what i thought it might be. carpe diem and all that. I really cant see me getting up in the dark if i dont have to. Appreciate the dawn sure but thats not till seven

Agaliarept - 09 Oct 2018 10:41:52 (#12 of 124)

I really cant see me getting up in the dark if i dont have to. Appreciate the dawn sure but thats not till seven

Yeah that's true. I think I'd like to get up with the sun, not before it.

TheVoiceOfReason - 09 Oct 2018 10:42:01 (#13 of 124)

Sit through dull dull dull meetings listening to testosterone-fuelled dickheads.

JohnIlly - 09 Oct 2018 10:42:40 (#14 of 124)

The point is that you don't have to get up because of work. You can choose your time deending upon what YOU want to do..

helbel - 09 Oct 2018 10:43:38 (#15 of 124)

Why waste the day?

Because sleep is awesome. Left to my own devices I'll sleep for 10-11 hours a day. Whilst working I'm consistently sleep deprived even though I'm in bed at 10pm. This is of course partly my fault for having a long commute.

pranzingfrogg - 09 Oct 2018 10:45:05 (#16 of 124)

#13

Seconded

Tomnoddy - 09 Oct 2018 10:46:19 (#17 of 124)

True, 7.30 start most Mondays, for art class at 9.30; 8am rise Wednesday and Saturday (usually) for long walks with the ramblers or Cambridge Rambling Club (the latter are real killers, the A and fast B walks), Tuesdays 7.30 to see off the missus to yoga.

clammy - 09 Oct 2018 10:46:52 (#18 of 124)

Able to watch late night Tele, and not worry about been nacked the next day.

NotACloggie - 09 Oct 2018 10:47:03 (#19 of 124)

Enjoy choosing who I wish to spend my hours with, instead of sharing my time with some rather unpleasant characters, jostling for the attentions of the boss, et al.

Freedom from office politics will be worth its weight in gold.

I hasten to add that the majority of colleagues have always been more than lovely, the few rotten apples really do spoil things.

Tomnoddy - 09 Oct 2018 10:49:55 (#20 of 124)

#13 - Absolutely. Unfortunate that meetings could get my testosterone flowing...

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