June 23, 2006

News & Opinion: During retirement: spend lots of money and eat even more bacon

By: 800-CEO-READ @ 2:00 PM – Filed under: Personal Development & Human Behavior

If you haven't seen 100 BS Jobs yet, you should check it out for a bit of Friday fun (click here).
Stanley Bing's name popped up in my Fortune preview last week. His subject: the glories of retirement.
In his typical Bing-way, he defines retirement as another job. He questions the practice of moving somewhere new, eating really, really sensibly and pursuing your hobbies 24/7. Since I can't claim his wit nor his humor in bullet-pointing what he said, I'll just point you over there and leave you with a quick feel for the piece. Stanley explains why older folks can be crabby:
If you do not, for some reason, eat delicious, greasy, fatty smoked meats, substitute a tempting portion of the worst food imaginable for you, and eat some of it every day. Old people are encouraged to eat reasonably. This ruins their lives and makes them irritable. I know I'm crusty when I don't get a big slab of meat when I want one.

Read some more of Stanley's retirement wisdom.