As of today, I have 10 more days to work (my last day in the office is May 26). Not that I'm counting....Seriously, I'm both sad and happy. And more than a little scared. And deeply interested in the process and how it plays out.
One of the many things I'll miss is the really fantastic spam protection that UNT's IT group has provided over the years. I almost never get spam on my work account, and it's never email about my male organ. My spouse, on the other hand, gets TONS of email spam messages. In the hundreds per day.
However, in the past week the floodgates seem to have opened and I am getting spam of this nature at work:
Pursue Culinary School
Senior Walk-In Tubs
Private Charter Aircraft
Patriot Health Alliance
and finally, and most discouraging,
They all look sort of alike. I'm so very curious about what the sender(s) think I will be doing in my retirement...that I'm retiring from the Gottrocks Co.? That I'm 100 years old?
Did HR send my email to these people? or is there a list of retirees that automatically get this stuff? IT is puzzled and looking into it.
To further my paranoia, I also received in this week's mail a wig catalog:
I continue to be aware of how excessively privileged I am to have this opportunity to retire at 51. At the same time, I worked hard all these years, with this as my goal during some bad times. I earned it to some extent.
I just want you to know: I'm not wearing any wig. If I go bald, that's how I'll stay.