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Old 22nd Sep 2016, 15:55
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Retire the most negative word in the dictionary

Past 60 something changes and that Awful word retire seems to come up more and more in conversations.

" Are you thinking of retiring" Oh my God what are you talking about I still feel 30 inside, still want to do all the crazy stuff, start thinking of the plastic surgery, hair transplants, the last grab at youth before you become an old codger.

Trouble is that word RETIRE it conjures up being put out to grass, waiting for God you name it such a hated negative word or at least in my eyes

With multiple relationships being expected to work later and later into our 70s and life expectancy increasing can we please bin that word RETIRE

OK I am changing my life direction! Taking on new challenges, doing what I want to do but please! RETIRE ??? get stuffed

When someone mentions that word I look blank as if I had never heard it before " sorry what does that mean ?" Ummm are you thinking of stopping? "
" Well the Old heart was still ticking a few minutes ago is that what you mean"

" Sod off you retire if you want theres a nice field I know of you can make yourself old by thinking yourself old and become totally boring

What do you lot think bin that retro word RETIRE and pick something new more positive ?

" You should grow old gracefully"

" Sod off I will grow older totally ungracefully thank you very much ))
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Old 22nd Sep 2016, 16:20
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I "retired" at 58 years of age. Best thing I ever did. I have absolutely no idea where I ever used to find the time to go to work, as I seem to have too many things to do and insufficient "free" time now.
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Old 22nd Sep 2016, 16:21
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A retire to bed every night and usually really enjoy it.
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Old 22nd Sep 2016, 16:52
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What I really do like is...
Being able to, when confronted by an unduly nosey and in-your-face person at a social gathering, respond positively by simply saying...
"I'm retired." ..
(so, far-cough!)
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Old 22nd Sep 2016, 17:03
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I thought the title was an invitation, which got me wondering which dictionary word I would like to retire. I've come up with, errr.... I'm not sure what I've come up with. So many words, so little time.
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Old 22nd Sep 2016, 17:38
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I like the word and I enjoyed saying it at dinner parties etc!

I thought my retirement was permanent when the price of crude oil went through the floor and I thouroughly enjoyed remodelling the garden, watching a development being built and flying when the opporchancity arose. My rolls and split S's were getting quite good!!

Then disaster, an offer I couldn't refuse. My idyll is over, at least for a couple of years

Now I am sitting in Geneva Airport waiting for my flight home for the weekend.......
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Old 22nd Sep 2016, 18:08
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Aviation content - please accept my sincerest apologies...

I understand the practice (in both the phonetic and true sense of the word) saves airlines millions of dollars every year.
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Old 22nd Sep 2016, 19:18
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RETIRE? I love the word and recommend it. The best thing I ever did. No need to suck up to anybody.
"Taking on new challenges"? Comes straight from a book "what to say when you've been fired".
Some folks are in permanent denial. If you're 60 you're three quarters of the way there.
No you're not 30. Accept your age. And enjoy it while it lasts.
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Old 22nd Sep 2016, 19:23
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I love it when the immigration officer looks at my landing card, then at me and says ... really? Yes really, retired at 55 and look younger every day ...
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Old 22nd Sep 2016, 19:36
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I liked it when retirement approached:

"Just the job for you, Good for your career"

Get stuffed

"You're on nights next week"

Get stuffed

Mind you that was 17 years ago. I then worked another 10, now I do a few days a year.
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Old 22nd Sep 2016, 19:44
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I love being retired and am not in the least upset that I am looked upon as
a has been.
I boarded a bus in Burbank soon after I received my pensioner`s card and rode all the way to downtown Los Angeles for 25cents; also I can travel on the trains in Norway for less than the student fare- Whoopee!
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Old 22nd Sep 2016, 19:52
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My father retired from his government job at 65. He went on to start a law practice and worked full time for nearly 15 years. He then went part time and only stopped after suffering a number of strokes. He loved practicing law. He
never "retired".

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Old 22nd Sep 2016, 19:58
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Never liked the dictionary. The plot was terrible, although everything was explained.
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Old 22nd Sep 2016, 20:50
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I like my standard answer to the 'what do you do with your time all day?'

Whatever I damned well want to!
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Old 22nd Sep 2016, 21:00
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retire - means every other bu**er for miles seems to think you have lots of time to do things for them, especially when there's no pay involved!
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Old 22nd Sep 2016, 21:51
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My 'retirement' 12 years ago at 57 was planned, and was the best career move I ever made. I now work full time at what was my hobby. I can take time off whenever I wish, I only take on projects that I like and I'm not competing for promotions or putting up with incompetent bosses.
My neighbour did a similar thing at a similar age, 10 years earlier than me, but is now starting to slow down. Pity, he's only 80.
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Old 22nd Sep 2016, 23:10
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Just turned 50 and would retire tomorrow if I could.
Sick of watching asinine decisions being made, micro-management, and dealing with fools or narcissists.
So many more important things in the world than work.
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Old 22nd Sep 2016, 23:18
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Never did a day of hard work in my entire life until I retired.....
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Old 22nd Sep 2016, 23:22
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I'm still having to much fun to 'retire' but when the fun stops, I will just walk away and find other equally fun things to do. The nice thing now, everyone knows that, so no crap!
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Old 23rd Sep 2016, 08:24
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I remember the first morning of my retirement, I got up at my normal time to go to work, then thought, what am I going to do?
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