July 25, 2008

What retired people do to fill their days

I got this from my father—a retired pastor/missionary/church planter who now lives a very active life (still ministering) in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Working people frequently ask retired people what they do to make their days interesting. Well, for example, the other day I went downtown and into a shop. I was only there for about 5 minutes, and when I came out, there was a cop writing out a parking ticket.

I said to him, 'Come on, man, how about giving a retired person a break'? He ignored me and continued writing the ticket. I called him a 'Nazi.' He glared at me and wrote another ticket for having worn tires. So I called him a 'doughnut eating Gestapo.' He finished the second ticket and put it on the windshield with the first. Then he wrote a third ticket. This went on for about 20 minutes. The more I abused him the more tickets he wrote.

Personally, I didn't care. I came downtown on the bus, and the car that he was putting the tickets on had a bumper sticker that said, Obama in '08.

I try to have a little fun each day now that I'm retired. It's important to my health.


  1. Richard, That is hilarious. Thanks for a good chuckle. Peggy in Fredericksburg

  2. Tooooo funny!


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