I spent probably 2-3 hours tonight pulling together retirement-themed jokes and quips. My VP at work is retiring and our department is taking her out to dinner tomorrow, and I was asked to pull some together that people could read off together.
It's really pretty hard! Because so much of the jokes are about the pains of old age (which can be a bit dicey given that half the office is under 30 and M. is decidedly, obviously not; it feels a bit like having a white person recite lines from a Chris Rock special); and the rest are way too sexually risque for this kind of event. But I stumbled on an ebook on Amazon that had some funny little bits. Actually the bit I'm most attached to is Thorin's last words in The Hobbit.
(Does that count as a B2MEM entry, mods? See the Tolkien reference?)
(In all seriousness, go check it out if you haven't already. I have a definite idea for Day 1, if I'm ever not so worn out I can find the time. Though the idea's a bit grizzly even for me. We'll see.)
I owe you all a story or three about work. There's quite a lot going on that I'm not sure I can or should discuss (because, you know, the Internet), but to say it's been one heck of an emotional roller coaster would be an understatement. But it's also challenging in a good way, and I think if we can all survive the next several months I'll be in a much more challenging and rewarding (and, I venture to hope, valued) work-place, which counts for a lot in my book.