My Resignation

Discussion in 'The Observation Bar' started by RIOT, Aug 2, 2007.

  1. RIOT

    RIOT Practically Family

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    I am hereby officially tendering my
    resignation as an adult. I have decided
    I would like to accept the responsibilities
    of an 8 year-old.

    I want to go to McDonald's and
    think that it's a four star restaurant
    and not have to worry about fat and calories.

    I want to sail sticks across a fresh mud
    puddle and make a sidewalk with rocks.

    I want to think M&Ms are better than money because you can eat them.

    I want to lie under a big oak tree and run a lemonade stand with my friends on a hot summer's day.

    I want to return to a time when life was simple; When all you knew were colors, multiplication tables, and nursery rhymes, but that didn't bother you, because you didn't know what you didn't know and you didn't care.

    All you knew was to be happy because you were blissfully unaware of all the things that should make you worried or upset.

    I want to think the world is fair. That everyone is honest and good.

    I want to believe that anything is possible. I want to be oblivious to the complexities of life and be overly excited by the little things again.

    I want to live simple again. I don't want my day to consist of computer crashes, mountains of paperwork, depressing news, how to survive more days in the month than there is money in the bank, doctor bills, gossip, illness, and loss of loved ones.

    I want to believe in the power of smiles, hugs, a kind word, truth, justice, peace, dreams, the imagination, mankind, and making angels in the snow.

    So... here's my checkbook and my car-keys, my credit card bills and my 401K statements. I am officially resigning from adulthood.


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  2. Paisley

    Paisley I'll Lock Up

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    Somebody needs a long nap.

    If that doesn't work, there are plenty of people who would be glad to confiscate your car keys, house keys and accounts and tell you what to do.
     
  3. RIOT

    RIOT Practically Family

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    Yes, please. A full week with no responsibilities is all I ask. Just enough to charge my batteries. No more taking orders would be nice as well. :confused:
     
  4. Nashoba

    Nashoba One Too Many

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    aww Riot are you having a bad day? I hope it gets better. Look on the bright side....it's friday!
     
  5. be_lovely

    be_lovely One of the Regulars

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    I have given up on being an adult a long long time ago!!!! I guess thats part of my charm. Stay innocent and act naieve, and wear pig tails as much as possible, get excited to see a cartoon, or if someone gives you candy. Thats my theory. Save the adulthood for the tedius parts of life, but live each day like a kid, and never ever give up on the simpleness of life from your childhood.
     
  6. Undertow

    Undertow My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Heck, go for it. Call in for the week, get a bottle of tequilla (better make it two bottles) and vanish. If you're married, tell the wife some half-hysterical lie, if you have kids (and you live in the US), tell them Daddy's driving to France.

    Then make your way out to some California biker bar, makes some friends, get a tattoo, remortgage your house with a guy named Vinnie and blow your savings on junk bonds.

    Sounds fun to me!
     
  7. PA Dancer

    PA Dancer A-List Customer

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    ...I was just going to say....Bad day???
    I loved the poem...I was checking some of them off that I still do.
    heehee
     
  8. panamag8or

    panamag8or Practically Family

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    Me, too.:D

    I think someone else was having the bad day.
     
  9. rubyredlocks

    rubyredlocks Practically Family

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    My fave line:
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    "I want to believe in the power of smiles, hugs, a kind word, truth, justice, peace, dreams, the imagination, mankind, and making angels in the snow."

    Loved the poem!
     
  10. RIOT

    RIOT Practically Family

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    It is a nice poem isn't it? :)

    Not mine but whoever is "Unknown" got me wishing for a carefree life.
     
  11. happyfilmluvguy

    happyfilmluvguy Call Me a Cab

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    It wouldn't take much to use some of these "suggestions".
     
  12. Lady Day

    Lady Day I'll Lock Up Bartender

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    Not me, I love adulthood.

    Altho I do have childhood on 24 hour call. ;)

    LD
     
  13. matei

    matei Practically Family

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    I'm already on my way. I have neither a car, nor a 401K. I can't remember the last time I actually wrote a cheque either... :p
     
  14. Tommy Fedora

    Tommy Fedora One of the Regulars

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    Some of my best memories go back to when I was about ten-twelve; off for the summer, not a care in the world, pure freedom.
     
  15. RIOT

    RIOT Practically Family

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    I wish I could be one of the Lost Boys, especially on a nice Summer day like today. That's it! I'm booking my next flight to Neverland! And I don't mean the Ranch.
     
  16. jake_fink

    jake_fink Call Me a Cab

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    But obviously a baby boomer.
     
  17. carter

    carter I'll Lock Up

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    I resemble that.
    Actually, I vote we all agree to change that to "BABY BLOOMER".
    Who's with me? ;)
     
  18. Edward

    Edward Bartender

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    Mmmn. I dunno.... returning to childhood sounds all very well, but there's so much fun stuff here in adult world I'd miss. And there's nothing I'd loathe more than to have to go through my teens again. I'm even enjoying my thirties a lot more than I did my 20s.
     
  19. griffer

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    Rose tinted glasses aid 20/20 hindsight.

    It was never, nor will it ever be as good as your self edited memory makes it seem appear.

    I miss the innocence and carefree aspects of child hood, too, but I also remember how I chafed at the yoke of 'youth'.

    I couldn't wait to be 'older' and self-determining.

    You can't have your childhood without surrendering your autonomy, and at my core I am the same individual.

    Put me back in my rose colored memories, and I would be miserable and chained, waiting.

    But that doesn't mean I don't get misty eyed.
     

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