My dad will turn 50 next October and he’ll retire from his job the following February. He’ll have worked for the fire department for 30 years. His reward for all the physical and mental stress endured from working accident scenes and house fires will be a full retirement complete with a pension at a very early age. Unsurprisingly, he’s counting down the days until he’s able to start his life of leisure, pursing his hobbies like photography and horseback riding, with no schedule to interrupt him, no alarm clocks to wake him before he’s ready to get up, and no work for which he’s responsible.
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