About two or three years before I retired, my wife and I were on vacation in Moab, Utah and we met an older couple at a coffee shop. We started talking to the couple, who was also on vacation.
Shortly into the conversation, the guy asked me what I did for a living and I told him what my job was. But then I added that I was looking forward to retiring in a few years.
“You know,” he said, “The average life expectancy for males after retirement is only eighteen months.”
This guy had to be in his mid-seventies. “Aren’t you retired?” I asked.
“Me?” he said. “No way. My wife and I are here on vacation, like the two of you, but I still work full-time back home as an insurance underwriter, so I know these things. Eighteen months,” he reiterated.
I retired at the end of 2016. That means that at the end of this June, just over two months from now, I will have been retired for eighteen months. And now I’m thinking back to what that guy said to me at that coffee shop in Moab.
So if I suddenly stop posting after June, you’ll know that I am an average male who survived for just eighteen months after I retired.