Pickles by Brian Crane


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  1. beviek

    beviek GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    So, what is the point, Earl?

  2. Linguist

    Linguist said, about 3 years ago

    Admitting you don’t work anymore is an admission you are getting old – perhaps I should rephrase that. You are old !

  3. Jo Clear (aka: Grasshopper)

    Jo Clear (aka: Grasshopper) GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    I dont know, it makes me think they would be jealous, being it’s another Monday at a job they may not like…so it is a good thing when they know you dont work anymore..been there done that

  4. Robina  Fox

    Robina Fox said, about 3 years ago

    Often if people assume you don’t work, they also assume you therefore have time to do whatever they want you to do – from listening to them to helping with their projects.

  5. Nswgr

    Nswgr GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Poor Earl…another adjustment to old age!

  6. Surf Pirate

    Surf Pirate GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    I retired at 53. I have no problem with this …. I sometimes mail this postcard out to friends just to rub it in ….

  7. Kab Buch

    Kab Buch said, about 3 years ago

    @Surf Pirate

    I was working pt not able to get full time. At 57 no longer have a job and NO I am not retired and no plans of being retired. You cannot draw SS at 53. I will not draw SS until 70. Hubby decided to early retire at 62. I strongly wished he had stayed with the job at least 65 he is now 68. I do not envy you at all.

  8. Kab Buch

    Kab Buch said, about 3 years ago

    For people not working unemployed some are not busy not enough money for material to do fix it projects.

  9. Kab Buch

    Kab Buch said, about 3 years ago

    I am not yuk retired not thinking until age 70. Too many are forced to leave job early. I may be one forced but I will not take SS until age 70. I grew up with unemployed parent company dad worked for sourced his job out. Husband decided to take early retirement I wished he had not. He would be able to work until 65. Now he does very little as Earl.

  10. cvdemers

    cvdemers said, about 3 years ago

    Retired as soon as the opportunity arose, at age 55. Had tp care for aged, infirm mother. Also, I did some part-time consulting and wrote a book. Many ASSUMED (the point Earl tried to make to his friend that nobody in these comments figured out) that because one no longers draws a regular paycheck from an employer you have time to do all their errands. When you refuse to do them, they get mad at you. Develop a system for yourself to avaoid the appearance of idle time. Get some type of schedule manager (book, software, phone calendar, etc.). The, fill it with the things you do, but coded in a way that looks like traditional business appointments. E.G., for getting your morning coffee write “Negotiations with John Starbuck on international trade product. 9:00AM – 10:30AM.” Shopping for new underwear becomes “Sales meeting to discuss short-sales. 10:45AM – 12:30PM.”

  11. Vegas Viper

    Vegas Viper said, about 3 years ago

    I retired at 57 Now I do what I want… WHEN I want…LOVE IT.

  12. dzw3030

    dzw3030 said, about 3 years ago


    Its much simpler to tell them you’re catching up on all the things you missed while working. Tell them to ignore the hammock under the tree. :-)

  13. Macushlalondra

    Macushlalondra said, about 3 years ago

    @Surf Pirate

    Monday is just another day of endless what? There is an ad covering the last word.

  14. route66paul

    route66paul said, about 3 years ago

    How many of you know that guy that worked hard every day, was retired formally from “the plant”, “the mill”, “the mine” or “the refinery”. who went home to watch daytime TV and wither away to nothing in 3-6 months? I have been to a few funerals of newly retired workers. You have to do something, even if it is playing cards.

  15. Tetonbil

    Tetonbil GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    6 months into retirement and I have not missed going to work once! So glad I pulled the pin.

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