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Subject:  Re: Question for those on the board Date:  1/31/2001  10:22 PM
Author:  baanista Number:  99 of 381

This attitude -

In the middle of late last night I was sittin' on a curb
I didn't know what about but I was feeling quite disturbed
A street sweeper came whistlin' by
He was bouncin' every step
It seemed strange how good he felt
So I asked him while he swept

He said "It's my job to be cleaning up this mess
And that's enough reason to go for me
It's my job to be better than the rest
And that makes the day for me"

Might help to keep you from feeling like this -

People are movin' so quickly.
Humor's in need of repair.
Same occupations and same obligations;
they've really got nothing to share,
like drivin' around with no spare.

While total, absolute burnout makes it easy to make the break to early retirement, you do need to last long enough to make it happen. Lucky for me I am a natural born day dreamer. Master the art of letting your mind wander. You will appear far more attentive during those long meetings and everyone will think you are on their side.

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