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22 MARCH 2022 WorldWide Drilling Resource® The “Idiots” Corner by “Billy Bob Smith” Retirement: Withdrawal, departure, leaving, starting over, ending. Here’s the official definition: “Retirement is the withdrawal from one's position or occupation or from one's active working life. A person may also semiretire by reducing work hours or workload.” Here’s my definition: “When you are tired of making other people rich, working long days and years to pay off your kid’s debt, or you finally get to do what you want to do with your life and not let everyone else tell you what you can and can’t, should or shouldn’t do, etc.” I had a more stupid definition, but I thought many of you might be looking forward to your final weeks, months, or year this year - so I would try and be respectful. Having said all this, what are some of the really dumb things people can’t wait to do in their retirement? Here are just a few of the most stupid ones I have seen, heard about, or actually witnessed: , Play Golf all day every day. Go fishing all day every day. Play bridge all day every day. , Watch TV all day every day. Do nothing all day every day. , As a Hallmark Movie Junkie - YEAH - I get to watch that channel’s movies all day every day. , Hanging out at nightclubs where younger folks are looking to hook up with the opposite gender - yeah right. , Volunteering at nursing homes to keep old folks happy and having fun. , How about becoming a wedding crasher? , Starting a new career as an actor or actress to star on a new “old folks” show. , Move to somewhere you have always wanted to live - Montana, New Hampshire, or even Florida. , Reconnect with high school or college friends you haven’t seen in years - if they’re still alive or even remember you. I’m sorry, I’m starting to feel older just writing this stuff down, so I’ll leave you with a final thought: If you retire, you are still alive, so don’t start acting like you are dead or in your teens. Think about . . . Billy Bob Contact him via e-mail to “Half our life is spent trying to find something to do with the time we have rushed through life trying to save.” ~Will Rogers “Often when you think you’re at the end of something, you’re at the beginning of something else.” ~Fred Rogers “The trouble with retirement is that you never get a day off.” ~Abe Lemons