One-Liner Wednesday — Retirement

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David Letterman, former host of The Late Show on CBS, retired in 2015. He recently announced that he would be returning to TV in a deal with Netflix for six episodes of an hourlong series that will combine long-form interviews with reports from the field. His show is expected to debut next year.

When asked why he decided to come out of retirement to go back to TV, Letterman said:

“If you retire to spend more time with your family, check with your family first.”

I retired at the end of last year and was looking forward to spending more quality time with my wife. She told me she was, too.

Recently, though, she’s been asking me why I am “always underfoot” and what my plans for the day are.

And last week she asked me if I had given any thought to getting a part time job to, you know, “give me something to do.”

Perhaps I should have considered Letterman’s quote and checked with my wife before I decided to retire.


Written for this week’s One-Liner Wednesday prompt from Linda G. Hill.