I started pleading poverty as soon as I became a pensioner!
It’s all I saw all my life but now I understand why and it mostly works.
I say it with a laugh and a smile first time I did i I got 30% knocked off two tyres.
Don’t tell anyone the guy says or I’ll be overwhelmed by coffin dodger’s and it’ll be me pleading poverty.
Hi John. I can’t speak for anyone else but I have found keeping busy in retirement is good. The advantage is that, when retired, you can CHOOSE how to spend your time. My week is made up of grandparenting (2 days at the moment), yoga and Pilates classes, volunteer gardening, volunteer marshalling at the local vaccination centre (usually 2x half days a week), RVS volunteer Check-in and Chat role, volunteer Shared Reading on Zoom at the moment (we read poetry for wellness), reading, knitting, sewing, my own gardening and today I took on an allotment plot! We’re always busy and that’s how we like it! Our kids have to check we’re in!!