Well, I'm officially retired(not retarded), sort of

Discussion in 'General' started by Captain Morgan, Aug 7, 2022.

  1. Captain Morgan

    Captain Morgan Well-Known Member

    For the next 3-4 months. Season ended on the boat/quit. Going to Egypt to kiteboard for a month. Only give 30 day visas so, going to Greece and Turkey for a week each, back to Egypt, maybe go diving. Then off to Madagascar to chase wind. Any of you guys been to Madagascar???? Tips/advice, places to stay
     
  2. Dave K

    Dave K DaveK über alles!

    All I know about Madagascar is watch out for the foosa and avoid King Julien and Mort.

    Sounds like a wicked awesome trip. Have a blast!
     
  3. redtailracing

    redtailracing gone tuna fishin'

    :confused: Always thought you sounded like the fun mod. Who wouldn’t wanna party with mort?
     
  4. Dave K

    Dave K DaveK über alles!

    Mort might be fun in short doses but he has that foot fetish shit going on. Maurice might be fun.

    but Stefano, man, he’d be freakin’ awesome to hang out with and do epically stupid shit with (even if he’s not on Madagascar.)
     
  5. Captain Morgan

    Captain Morgan Well-Known Member

    I love quitting jobs with proper notice, they have the concerned look of why, this time answer is because I want to go kiteboarding, fish and travel. You can document that on my way out
     
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  6. Boman Forklift

    Boman Forklift Well-Known Member

    That sounds like a lot of fun. Also sounds like an awesome vacation.

    But to me, retired means you have enough money saved up, to never have to work again. If you do congratulations, as that was what l wanted to say when reading the thread title.
     
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  7. jrsamples

    jrsamples Banned

    Quitters never win, and be sure to get some cinnamon for your next cook job.
     
  8. Captain Morgan

    Captain Morgan Well-Known Member

    I'm not fond on the American idea of you work your whole life with a weeks vacation and when you are 65 after you saved up all your money and benefits, then you relax and live the good life with money, but thats just me, Money is something you can always make more of, Time and health all the money in the world can't buy you those
     
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  9. pickled egg

    pickled egg Works with puppies, too

    Saving enough money is one thing. Remembering where you stashed it after yet another night of empty liquor bottle, that’s another thing entirely.
     
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  10. Captain Morgan

    Captain Morgan Well-Known Member

    I kind of do both, just found a 100 dollar bill stashed in my Captains license going to renew it. 1st world problems
     
  11. Boman Forklift

    Boman Forklift Well-Known Member

    Very true! Sometimes I think it would have been neat to live that way. My wife’s older sister did that. Traveled the world, doesn’t have anything but clothes, and a car.

    This past Christmas we took a family vacation to Costa Rica and paid for her trip to come along. That’s the hardest part of her free spirit lifestyle, she often can’t afford to do fun things.

    In your case you are still able to, which is cool.
     
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  12. Sabre699

    Sabre699 Wait...hold my beer.

    Good for you Cap'n. Don't crash into the sphinx while rumming it up. :D
     
  13. CBRRRRR999

    CBRRRRR999 Well-Known Member

    Congrats. Can't help w Madagascar. But I know the Med pretty good from living and serving there and have Arab fam and friends from there. Lots of great food in the region. And shitton of history and natural beauty. I could survive on the molokhia, ekmek, lamuchen, dolma and baklava for a long time. Walks around castles and ruins for therapy along with the diving.
    Decided the same @ 29 and like you, chose careers with good compensation, high demand and short staffed.
    Marine industry is full of people who work a few contracts and then vaca all over til the next boat. Also full of people with little drive who grind out 40 years around douchebags, glass, epoxy and rotating gear etc... who will not be capable of enjoying the retirement due to wrecked bodies.
    I'll never really retire but I never really worked that hard either after a few years to get a basic starting point.
     
  14. motion

    motion idgaf.com

    Never been to Madagascar. Hmu if you want to meetup in .ZA, rent a bike and cruise around. I'll be there around Feb 1 (dawg willing)
     
  15. motion

    motion idgaf.com

    And this, ladies and gentlemen, is the sort of life you can choose if you don't f%$ck it up by getting married and popping kids. I'm a huge advocate of what the Captain is doing. The downside being life might be empty and shallow once he gets into, say, his 60's-70's. At that point, he might have 20-30 years to think about what he missed out on, creating and nurturing a family.
     
  16. HPPT

    HPPT !!!

    Meh, he seems to be absolutely on top of his retirement planning. He won't need children.
     
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  17. Captain Morgan

    Captain Morgan Well-Known Member

    If I did have kids I wouldn't couldn't live this lifestyle. I think its great to want to do better and make a life for your kids better than yours. BUT on the flip side no girl no kids, going to kiteboard, fish, dive the red sea, see some history, hopefully meet girls looking for a 1 night stand shallow relationship. I think the idea of modern western American civilization in the last 50 years sucks
     
  18. Captain Morgan

    Captain Morgan Well-Known Member

    I hear you, nothing worse than a hippie claiming money is not important until a breakfast check comes for 4 dollars, Talking to you California
     
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  19. Captain Morgan

    Captain Morgan Well-Known Member

    Depends on what you call winning for a lot of people other than me it can mean different things
     
  20. motion

    motion idgaf.com

    Never really crossed my mind that people pop kids for retirement funds.
     

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