Thursday’s Rune: The Intern

I really don’t understand this retirement gig. I never worked this damn hard when I was (over) paid for what I did.

I know. All those years of experience, knowing and rarely telling where the bodies were buried. They paid me with hush money and free coffee.

Now I work for the worst slave driver of my life: relentless me. And I am not giving myself a good review or a raise.

Too many goals I’ve missed by miles, shabby work posted for the world to see. No pay, no benefits, but staff meetings are mercifully short. Praise social programs and media.

Art supplies going dry. Travel bennies unused. Zoom training ignored in favor of you tubes and naps in the afternoon.

The sexual harassment policy, while mild is embarrassing, even though nobody knows how it all goes. Breaks lead to fun honey-dos I often prefer.

Don’t get me wrong. I love retirement. The highlight of some days is wasting time in erotically creative ways. I love to say that tired cliché, “been there and done that.” Experience never gets old.

When I look both ways, seeing more past than future, it’s telling.
I mind the gaps as best I can, and I still hope for a happy ending to my wildly romantic life.


I shall allow Robert Anthony De Niro Jr. (as old Ben) show me the way.

17 thoughts on “Thursday’s Rune: The Intern

  1. I imagine, after so many years of working, there is an adjustment period… And hey, love in the afternoon is always a bonus, as far as I am concerned!

    Now, I understand for some it is important to set goals. You just have to learn to adjust them 😉 But something tells me this is all a load of horseshit and you are having a gay old time in retirement!

    I loved that movie. On of the few later de Niro movies that didn’t suck.

    And, I have zero doubt that your happy ending – as far away as can be, while remaining healthy and vibrant – is going to be just that. Happy.

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  2. What a great write! It’s like the opening to a novel when everything seems to be going well and then suddenly all hell breaks loose at the office and this guy gets stuck in the middle of it. 🙂

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    1. We saw it when first came out. When wife saw the flip phone, she elbowed me and yelled, “Oh my God, it’s you.”
      Not though cuz I’m anti suit and tie.

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