Share Your World – June 12, 2017




Share Your World – June 12, 2017


What do you do when you’re not working? If you are retired, what do you that is not part of your regular daytime routine?

Sleep. If the weather is nice after my nap I’ll go outside. Maybe take a walk. If I’m lucky and not too tired then I visit the Brooklyn Museum and/or the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. However I work very long hours so when I’m off it’s time to do laundry, grocery shopping, cleaning house, etc…   I look forward to retirement when I’ll get my life back.

What would you do if you won the lottery?

Stop working. Take my brother Stephen and move far away to a Caribbean island where I would hire care-givers for him. Then knowing he was being taken care of write that book, concentrate on creating art, do what I want to do 100% of the time. We would live in a luxurious beach home where we would be waited on hand and foot. Especially somebody to cook as I don’t like or enjoy cooking.

What makes you laugh the most?

That’s a difficult question. I don’t own a TV and rarely go to movies so I really don’t know.

Sometimes I’ll watch Trevor Noah videos on YouTube. I guess I don’t really have to much to laugh about. With all hell going on in the USA there is not much to laugh about.

My co-workers and I joke about our inability to balance work and home life. Our frustrations with trying pay rent, care for our families and maybe squeeze out some time for ourselves. Crazy co-workers who live to annoy the rest of us trying to do our jobs.  How we are all running a sleep deficit. Truly sad. That’s not funny but it is reality.  Our Patron Saint is Our Lady of the Perpetually Exhausted. Especially for those of us near or over 50.  Working adults laugh to keep from crying.

What is your biggest pet peeve with modern technology?

I hate when you call doctor’s offices, utility companies, etc.. you get that robot voice telling to you Press 1 for this or 2 for that.

Optional Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?

Eye doctor visit went well. The blind spots in my left eye are contained and not spreading. Friday I got my Vitamin shots and was able to meet my girlfriend for some Buddhist meditation and dinner at Panera. It is very rare for me to be able to get together with any friends due to my job schedule. We all wish that could change but it will be years before it does.

Can’t say I’m looking forward to this week or the next. It’s all the same. Wash. Rinse. Repeat. When you work a full-time job your week is planned out for you. As for the weekends those are for household chores. I do have some vacation coming in August. If I have money maybe I can visit my girlfriend in PA. We will see.

19 thoughts on “Share Your World – June 12, 2017

  1. Glad to read your eye appt. brought some good news. ALWAYS gotta’ be grateful for health (it could always be worse, right?)

    If I won the lottery – the BIG one – first, I’d move myself right back to NYC! (MOVERS, btw – and packers – after I hired a team of organizers to help me jettison everything I didn’t find precious or that didn’t have sentimental value) I’d get a large enough place to have a private guest room & bath, furnish it as frugally as possible to get the job done quickly, then start sending plane tickets to all the friends I haven’t seen in ages, so that they could come see what I love about The City – all on me!

    MEANWHILE, I’d make like Oprah and start figuring out who to help – starting with friends and loved ones who are barely making it – spreading the joy like some deranged fairy godmother for as long as I could and as far as I could.

    Since I wouldn’t *have* to work, I could be a walk-in volunteer at all kinds of places. Shoot, maybe I’d even get back into sho-biz, my first career – and write my own shows, dependent on no one to “hire” me to play somebody’s grandmother or something.
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    1. LOL! Fantasies are a wonderful thing. I don’t gamble so I will never win the lottery but having money or rather being rich would be a wonderful thing. No more struggle.

      1. Different kind of struggle would take focus – money helps only some problems.

        When we live on the “one paycheck from the streets” edge, making money is essential, so other potential problems recede. With the always uber-rich, their focus has shifted in odd ways, it seems to me – more a “hoarding” mindset and a sort of entitlement that plays out in some extremely insensitive ways, IMHO.

        I don’t know how you or I would react to suddenly being uber-wealthy, but some pop psych gurus say that some kind of “poverty mindset” is why so many lottery winners are broke again after a bit.

      2. True. That’s the way of the world. When I see the homeless people on the subway I know that if I lost this job or became permanently disabled that’s where I would be so I don’t judge. Having money would benefit both Stephen and me. I could be a better caregiver.

      3. I see some horrible things on the train at night when I get off work. Begging has increased and most of the homeless are physically and mentally disabled. New York City looks like something out of a Charles Dickens novel. The Homeless live in the subway trains and on the platforms. Some have taken to calling them Mole People. When I walk down the street at 1:00 am I see people sleeping in cardboard boxes on the streets. As much as I Love New York I might move away once I do retire. This is becoming a city of the very rich and the very poor.

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