A retiree tells how he keeps life interesting:
Since my retirement, people sometimes ask me what I do all day, and how I keep from getting bored. Actually, boredom is never a problem with me. There are so many ways to have fun.
For example, just this morning I went downtown and met some of my buddies for breakfast at our favorite restaurant. We got to talking, and sort of lost track of the time… and when I came out, wouldn’t you know it, the parking meter had expired and there was a policeman standing there writing a parking ticket.
I walked up to him and said, “Aw, come on, officer — give a poor senior citizen a break.” He looked at me, said nothing, and just went on writing the ticket.
I tried a different strategy. “Hey, buddy, I served in the United States Army in Vietnam. Can’t you give an old veteran a break?” He ignored me and finished writing the ticket.
I started getting ticked off. “Listen, you twit,” I said. “I’m old enough to be your father. Show a little respect for your elders.” He glared at me and started writing another ticket.
“You worthless jackass,” I said. “I don’t know how a schmuck like you ever graduated from the police academy!”
The cop turned red in the face, swore under his breath, and wrote another ticket, which he put on the windshield along with the first two. Then he turned and strode away.
I looked at the car with the three tickets on the windshield, and the Obama sticker on the bumper, and smiled. Just then my bus arrived, and I hopped on and went home, whistling a happy tune.
See what I mean? Retirement doesn’t have to be dull. You can have fun, and even give something back to this great country of ours at the same time.