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.