Wednesday, January 03, 2007


My dad was supposed to retire today and it appears that he did. I called at 5:18 pm trying to be his last work phone call.

He never was a real late worker, so his voice mail (really a tape based answering machine) answered. No change in his message, "Hi, you've reached __ Raines with _____. Please leave a message."

How about, "I've retired. You can leave a message, but I might not get it. Because I'm retired!"

Maybe they came and got him and dragged him to a retirement party. You know how crazy those geologists can be. Rockin' geologists.


Mark said...

Congratulate your dad on his retirement for me! Is it bad that I'm already looking forward to the day I can retire?

Beau said...

No shame in that!

I've been looking forward to retiring myself for a long time.