I was feeling cheerful yesterday.  I don’t know why.  Maybe because it was Friday.

Fridays are great, because you know the weekends are coming.  Mondays are usually worst.   I think most of the people are like me.

Recently a colleague retired.  I never directly talked to him.  Some people said that he used to looked forward to Mondays and didn’t like Fridays because he lived alone.   The rumor was that he finally turned in the paper because he had a new wife.  He was 76.  After his official final day, I still saw him in the office for 2 weeks.

Someone told me that years ago there was a retiree who used to come to the office everyday for 2 years.  He finally stopped after the manager told him that he could not do that any more.

Around the country, many people cannot afford to retire even they want to.  Many old people have to come out of retirement because they lost a significant portion of their asset.  No in my office.  We have pension.  The older they are, the better pension plan.  In fact, they are losing money because they are still contributing to the fund.

Many people in the office afraid to retire because they don’t know what to do when they don’t have to come into the office everyday.  The old folks in the office don’t do anything anyway.  They just enjoy the companionship.  They have coffee, read the news, chat with other old folks and do other personal things.

That is really sad.  I hope I will not become one of them.


~ by Sunny on November 7, 2009.

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