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robert237 Post time: 2017-11-7 20:03
Don't worry man. I'm getting old too and experience all those things that fallow.
I retired early  ...

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So all is well that ends well - you are retired and get your full pension, live in Guilin with the most beautiful Chinese woman any of us fellow forumites have ever seen, and someone else is doing the grunt work your former boss wanted to assign to you.

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seneca Post time: 2017-11-7 04:07
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So all is well that ends well - you are retired and get your full pension, live in Guilin with  ...

You don't hear me complaining do you.

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robert237 Post time: 2017-11-7 22:36
You don't hear me complaining do you.


No, you don't come across as disgruntled, as complaining. You seem to have gained in wisdom, in philosophy... Is it the very nice weather over in Guilin? Ah yes, your beautiful wife is holding your hand. That perks up any man's mood!

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seneca Post time: 2017-11-7 16:50
No, you don't come across as disgruntled, as complaining. You seem to have gained in wisdom, in p ...

I guess with all the bad things that come with getting old a few good things must happen too.
Thank you for the compliment of my wife. She is getting older too.
We've had our struggles in marriage over the past year. I simply couldn't go on working in
Silicon Valley competing with all the young turks which I once was.
She wanted to return to China. She never really caught on to life in America and with my
meager social security life in the US would be equally meager.
She used to say, when I suggested our options of retiring in the US, "So we just wait to die?"
Now I am out of my element and it is I who is just waiting to die. She now has back two of
her friends and her brother had been a tremendous help to us settling in. He still is.
Her nephew refers to her as a house cat. That was true in the US... not so much now.
Now I am the house cat.
I still get out most days to go get something to eat or because I can sense her boredom.
At first I don't want to but after getting in the taxi it becomes interesting.
After all is said and done, I couldn't live without her. Especially in small town USA where is
where I'd end up with my social security. Living by myself among many Trump supporters.
I don't want to go to hell before I die.

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robert237 Post time: 2017-11-8 10:27
I guess with all the bad things that come with getting old a few good things must happen too.
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Someone knowledgeable once said, "A marriage without struggles is no marriage..."   At least with zour pension zou won't have to struggle to survive, I guess. Do take advantage of the balmz weather right now. It will turn nasty soon enough.

Perhaps there are more Trump supporters in China than in the country you just left...

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""Perhaps there are more Trump supporters in China than in the country you just left""

Well I'm sure there are.. but for different reasons. A weakened US makes for an easier
time for China and the rest of the far east.

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