Why Plan Ahead? I'll Tell You Why!
Ever try to write a blog on a moving bus? Harder still using a stylus and 1 letter at a time?
Well that's what I’m doing now. Just killing time till I get to where I'm going today.
I’ve gained a bit of weight over the last year, and it makes it hard to clip my keys to my belt loop. Also its been so cold I can't tell if it's my keys clacking together or my balls! Let's just say I haven't lost my keys yet.
So we were sitting in Timmie's today, (Tim Hortons for you “Murikans” the Canadian Starbucks)
I see many elderly ladies working here, they all have a sad and angry look, mainly because they started out as housewives, their husbands were the breadwinners, worked their asses off, died too young,and now the ladies are left to fend for themselves. Most of those men didn’t bother with life insurance, feeling they were too young at the time to bother and didn’t feel an extra expense was worth it at the time, hindsight can be a bitch…
Now the ladies are working for minimum wage, they are sad and pissed off at a life they think is treating them unfairly. So on days off, they visit their dearly departed graves just so they can bitch and piss on their graves. A victim of circumstance?
I was just like those guys, I worked in the printing/publishing trade, thought I had plenty of time, and then BOOM! The bottom fell out. I had some saved in the bank, but nothing of substance. Not sure what it was I was going to do, but I told myself I was not going to be a fucking Walmart greeter or a lackey for MacDonalds or Tim Hortons.
Luckily for me, my son had his own business, drywall taping, and he brought me in. Now at 60, slinging board and taping is making me even older, and my retirement plan at the moment is winning the lottery, so far that hasn’t worked out. If I’m really lucky, I’ll be able to retire about 10 years after I’m dead!
So let those bitter old ladies, and people like myself be a lesson to you, PLAN AHEAD! You can take that old dirt nap at any time, or your job, well your job mightn’t be there for as long as you think, and the way the world is going at the moment, it could happen sooner than you think.