Now that I have been retired for a few days, I got to thinking. Comparing working with retiring. Take the ‘work week’. A work week usually has 5 work days with 40 or more work hours. What about the ‘retire week’? How many days are in a ‘retire week’? How many hours in a ‘retire week’? When is the end of the first ‘retire week’? When does one ‘retire week’ end and the next one begin? Is there even a ‘retire week’?
When working there is the dreaded Monday, Tuesday without a name, Hump day Wednesday, Thursday without a name, Thank God its Friday, the weekend, the dreaded end of the weekend. But what retirement? While there is no dreaded Monday or Sunday evening, there is no Hump day or Thank God its Friday.
Someone should come up with names for the days in retirement. It can’t be Saturday, Saturday, Saturday, Saturday, Saturday, Saturday, and Sunday.
Personally, my last day was a Monday. Everyone wondered why. Well it was the end of the month and I thought that was what I was supposed to do. So, I had the shortest possible last day of work. The good thing was that I didn’t go straight to the weekend. I immediately retired instead of waiting for the weekend to end and Monday feel like the first day of retirement. I guess I got a 4 day head start.