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StrayCat e2
10 15.5k 2 Canada
19 May 2012 6:27PM
When does it all take effect Keith? Oh, and congratulations, the freedom is the number one advantage. It'll be 9 years for me in December, and I've enjoyed every minute of it. I sold my car about 3 or 4 years ago, and I really didn't miss it that much, except for photography, which really took a hit since my passion is wildlife. However, my wife got a car last week, and we have sort of re-entered the main stream of society again, not an easy task, and I have so many options open to me now, I don't know where to start.

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keith selmes
11 7.1k 1 United Kingdom
19 May 2012 7:07PM
Probably 31st July, but could be later. Actually looking forward to it. I will miss some aspects of work and people there, but I will miss some other aspects like I would miss a bad toothache.
jondf e2
8 2.7k
20 May 2012 12:15AM
[Quote] How can you all get up in the morning and be so pi$$ed off and negative - it must make bloody long day for you all......


Sounds like someone's pissed off because folk aren't agreeing with him. But he's not alone. It happens to me on a regular basis, usually in conversations with my wife Sad

In fact I get so pissed off sometimes, I have to go and have a lie down before I can get up of a morning...
Ade_Osman e2
11 4.5k 36 England
20 May 2012 2:25AM
I was born pissed off and with frown lines Wink

Ade
collywobles e2
10 3.4k 9 United Kingdom
20 May 2012 8:47AM

Quote:Sounds like someone's pissed off because folk aren't agreeing with him


No not at all - its an attitude to life, you can be a misery and a grump or you look at life in an enjoyable and positive way and get on with it. Life is for living, and getting through the day with a cheerful and positive attitude has got to be better than the alternative. I just feel sorry for people who are grumpy, moaning and critical all the time when its unecessary . I hear it every morning when I get my newspaper people moaning about the weather, the Government, the roads, money, imigration, people on the dole..... adinfinitum............... their day must suck!

As for you Ade - you have no chance then ..... (8o)
SlowSong e2
6 4.8k 29 England
20 May 2012 8:55AM

Quote:I just feel sorry for people who are grumpy, moaning and critical all the time when its unecessary . I hear it every morning when I get my newspaper people moaning about the weather, the Government, the roads, money, imigration, people on the dole..... adinfinitum............... their day must suck!

Here! here! Colly. Smile But moaning probably cheers them up. If you listen to some phone-in radio stations it's non stop, 24/7 misery, but hey, if it floats your boat.
lobsterboy e2
11 14.3k 13 United Kingdom
20 May 2012 9:14AM
Nothing as depressing as optimism, life must be full of disappointments: Constantly expecting things to go well and being disappointed when they don't, life must be a constant stream of things not coming up to your expectations.
Pessimism is much more cheerful, wake up and expect everything to be crap then the day is full of pleasant little surprises when things go well or are nowhere near as bad as you thought they were going to be.
SlowSong e2
6 4.8k 29 England
20 May 2012 9:30AM
Here! Here! Lobster. Don't no-one ever say I don't go with the flow. Wink
jondf e2
8 2.7k
20 May 2012 9:31AM

Quote:...wake up and expect everything to be crap then the day is full of pleasant little surprises


Blimey.....an optimistic pessimist!

Footnote - the optimist proclaims we live in the best of all possible worlds. The pessimist fears this to be the case...
brian1208 e2
11 10.6k 12 United Kingdom
20 May 2012 11:34AM

Quote:Probably 31st July, but could be later. Actually looking forward to it. I will miss some aspects of work and people there, but I will miss some other aspects like I would miss a bad toothache.


Enjoy your new career Keith. Most of us "Early Escapees" reckon its the best career move we ever made (mind you, even after 15+ years I'm still struggling to fit everything into the day, but its MY pressure, not THEIRS, a totally different feeling Grin )
jondf e2
8 2.7k
20 May 2012 12:59PM

Quote:Most of us "Early Escapees" reckon its the best career move we ever made (mind you, even after 15+ years I'm still struggling to fit everything into the day, but its MY pressure, not THEIRS, a totally different feeling )


Ha! I'm wishing and hoping but the organisation that employs me just put the retirement age up to 65. However, I've a right to retire at 60 but on a reduced pension. Just hoping they'll offer a deal to leave early with extra years added.
DOGSBODY e2
6 1.4k 30 England
20 May 2012 5:38PM

Quote:Those questions looked loaded for a specific purpose, or outcome.


Yes, I agree. I came out as a pessimist but, I would think that any "realist" would be classed as pessimistic too in this survey. Pessimism can't be linked to unhappiness as most of us try to make the very most of what we have got.

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