I recently attended a retirement party and it made me think of your responses to my post about reading anywhere and any time.
One of the speakers (that sounds too much like a work convention)…speech makers (hmm, that doesn’t really work either, but you get the point) said something about how John “Retiree” Doe would now have plenty of time to read that stack of books he’s been trying to get around to. This sentiment seems to be a running theme at retirement parties.
My suspicion is that if you couldn’t make time to read while you worked, you aren’t going to enjoy it when you’re retired. After all, if you couldn’t find the time, you probably didn’t really love reading. I’m not saying I expected this guy to read while brushing his teeth, but he couldn’t pick up a novel on the train?
Actually, the more I think about it, the more insulting it is. Now that the real work is done, he can do less important things like reading?