Friday, December 03, 2010

Done and Done


Retirement. As MLK said, "In the words of the old Negro spiritual, free at last, free at last, thank God A'mighty, we are free at last!" That's the editorial we, there. It was a quiet, uneventful day. I did my final processing, cleaned out the few remaining items from my locker, said adios to a couple of people, and drove away. I admit to giving vent to a rousing rebel yell as I passed through the main gate, but otherwise there was no celebration. I didn't want one.

When I was working I always hoped for jury duty. I found being on a jury interesting and I prefered being at the courthouse to being at work. Plus, I still got paid and didn't have to take leave. But I didn't get tasked for jury duty this year, until...
I got my mail this afternoon and found a jury summons therein. My reporting date is the same day as my official retirement in January. Nice timing, people.

11 comments:

Bill Crider said...

Congratulations, Cap'n! May your retirement be a long a long and happy one. And may your jury service not be too burdensome.

James Reasoner said...

Congrats, Cap'n. I hope you enjoy your retirement.

Evan Lewis said...

Here's hoping it ain't Grand Jury duty, or you could be doing the daily grind for another year.

Randy Johnson said...

Having served afew times on jury duty while working, I know the feeling about being more interesting than work. Congrats on retirement.

Ron Scheer said...

A friend used to say, "I'm never free, but I'm always reasonable." I have no doubt retirement will be the same for you.

Congratulations, big time, and I'll be joining you soon.

Jerry House said...

Congratulations!

pattinase (abbott) said...

Congrats. My last day is Wednesday.

Cap'n Bob Napier said...

Thanks to all and congrats to you, Patti. I spent my first free day going to Target and the casino. I won $28 at the casino. Although, to be accurate, I would have been off today anyway. My real first day of not going to work will be Tuesday.

Cap'n Bob Napier said...

Oh, and it's county/city duty, Evan. Two weeks.

George said...

Good luck with Retirement for both you and Patti! And I hope that your casino strategy keeps working for you, too!

Cap'n Bob Napier said...

I won't be going much after the end of the year, alas.