Book : What You Don’t Know About Retirement

This book by Bill Dodds contains humorous and outrageous quiz questions that helps celebrate the joy of retirement and provides entertainment too. These come under various headings:

A Day In The Life

  • Q: What most amazes new retirees?

A: They are so busy now, they don’t know how they ever had time for work.

  • Q: What’s the difference between a worker starting retirement and a young student starting summer break?

A: Summer ends.

The New Work Ethic

  • Q: What’s the best way to describe retirement?

A: The coffee break that never ends.

  • Q: How do retirees reply when asked, “What do you do all day?”

A: There’s not enough time to get everything done.


  • Q: Among retirees, what’s considered formal attire?

            A: Tied shoes.


  • Q: When does a retiree finally feel old?

A: When one of his kids retires.


  • Q: What are a retiree’s two greatest fears?

A: 1) The money will run out before his life ends.

2) His life will end before his money runs out.


  • Q: Why do retirees make such good babysitters?

A: Decades of dealing with bosses have made them experts at handling two-year-olds.

Health & Medicine

  • Q: What’s the most impportant key to a successful retirement?

A: Don’t die on the job.

  • Q: I’ve noticed many new retirees suddenly take a great interest in improving their health. Why is this?

A: Now they have a reason to live.

  • Q: How long can the average retiree expect to live after retirement?

           A: Not long enough.

Calling It Quits

  • Q: What’s the common term for someone who enjoys her work so much, she refuses to retire?

            A: The parents.

  • Q: What do you call a retired boss?

            A: Anything you want.

  • Q: Why is it no longer common to give a retiree a watch?

            A: It finally dawned on personnel departments that retired folks don’t care what time it is.

Missing The Old Job

  • Q: Why does a retiree often say he doesn’t miss the job but he misses the people he used to work with?

            A: He’s too polite to tell the whole truth.



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