Thursday, January 25, 2007

Chicago: Hero Worship...

I ran into an old high school buddy at Dick's Sporting Goods this afternoon. After giving it a little thought, I realized that we hadn't seen each other in nearly twenty years.

After finding out about what he's doing these days, I dropped the bomb that I haven't worked for over six years. At that point, he dropped down to his knees right in front of me and began waving his arms up and down in homage of the man of leisure that I am.

...had to tell him to stop when I noticed a lady standing there - staring at us - with her mouth wide open.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Heh! As someone who has been unsuccessful in finding a job after relocating with the spouse, I have to say that I've been trying to focus on the positive aspects of being unfettered (while financially supported) in a place like CH. It can be hard though, when a common introductory question is "so, what do you do?"

The Big Finn said...

Z - Just tell people that you're retired, and leave it at that.

CanadianSwiss said...

I do quite like this retired life, too, actually.

Expat Traveler said...

lol - yeah I like the sound of that too...

cncz said...

if you are under 5200 years old and you say you are retired, people automatically assume you did something spectacular to be independently wealthy before the AVS or the wheelchair. Good idea. And how Swiss...