I worked for a company that treated it’s workers like feces. Retired early @ 55 instead of being a workplace incident statistic for removing scum (who desperately needed it) from the planet with a firearm. That was my first retirement.
Today I retired again. OK, there’s a story… I shave with a blade, no not a cartridge, a real blade, and I detest after the shave products that don’t have the skins best interests in mind. I decided to make my own. Since I worked in a lab I had a few ideas on how it should be made and I did just that for myself. I passed around a few sample bottles to online friends and before I knew it I was in business. An out of work website builder took it on himself to make me a website because “this is too good to keep to yourself”, the thing just snowballed. So from retirement I had a part-time job that I told myself I could handle as long as remained enjoyable. It got to the point where it was another job. I didn’t want another job. So today I told my webmaster to pull the plug on the website. I considered selling the business but I formulated the products for my use and I don’t want to give that up. Phooey on selling it. So I retired for the 2nd time today. I can tell this now because I’m out of business and won’t need to meet any production schedule for any potential increased sales.
Come spring I’ll retire one more time when the snows come off and the summer tires go on. Bad joke, I know. But the rest is quite serious.
So now I’m free once again. Until I get an idea to make something and share it with others. I bet that isn’t going to happen. I learned my lesson. You’d need to drag me screaming, gouging and kicking into another business and then I wouldn’t take part.
I’m looking for a business partner for my new casino you interested. Congratulations I’m only 38 so thoughts of retirement are just a fantasy. I do put 10% in my 401k and my house should pay off by 50 so I do dream from time to time
the Hells Angels were hired as security by the management of the Rolling Stones, on the recommendation of the Grateful Dead and Jefferson Airplane (who both had previously used the Angels for security at performances without incident), for $500 worth of beer. This story has been denied by some parties who were directly involved.