Only fools and horses work
After working for 37 years, I decided 6 months ago that life really was too short (my friend and colleague passed away, after working with him for 35 years. )
Bereft doesn't describe how I felt and I decided then and there too hand my notice to quit in and leave, no notice, no month lay time just go .
Madness I hear you say ,well maybe, but in the last 6 months I have seen USA for 3 weeks from San Fransisco to Los Angeles and every where in between, a few week holidays in Europe and 5 new hobbies from kite flying to hill walking .
So at 54 my new life has begun, next year I get a pension and a nice lump sum and life is good apart from 1 thing ... my wife doesn't want to see the world or even leave the house apart from going to shopping malls or going to work and it's driving me crazy.
She thinks retirement should be sitting down in slippers and drinking tea . I'm more let's go to a concert, get drunk, eat, get drunk again, then move on to the next concert.
I hope it works out but I have real doubts...