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(3 News New Zealand)   100-year-old refuses to retire, signing five-year lawnmowing contract. So keep off it   (3news.co.nz) divider line 43
    More: Hero, Mr Wilson, Arthur Wilson 100, Queens  
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2009-11-12 07:46:22 AM
Yeah, because thats what we need...people not retiring even at the age of 100
 
2009-11-12 07:46:48 AM
It's not news, it's... FARK.com
 
2009-11-12 07:51:59 AM
Firedust: Yeah, because thats what we need...people not retiring even at the age of 100

Better him being productive than languishing in a hospital for the rest of his days.
 
2009-11-12 07:56:52 AM
madeinhead.org
 
2009-11-12 07:57:52 AM
The Lawn in question

www.maybeyoushouldsleep.com
 
2009-11-12 07:58:52 AM
Our grandparents thought pensions were a "given"
Our parents wonder why they thought that.
Our parents thought that job security was a given.
We wonder why they thought that.
We think we will get to retire.
Our children will wonder why we thought that.
 
2009-11-12 07:59:05 AM
img1.fark.net 103-year-old man has heart attack in front of moving lawn mover. Leaves awesome corpse
 
2009-11-12 08:02:11 AM
Our grandparents thought sudden death from strokes and heart disease were a "given"
Our parents wonder why they thought that.
Our parents thought that lung cancer and cirrhosis was a given.
We wonder why they thought that.
We think we will get the flu, erectile dysfunction or Alzheimer's.
Our children will wonder why we thought that.
 
2009-11-12 08:09:30 AM
A 5 year contract? I hope the clients haven't paid in advance...
 
2009-11-12 08:11:02 AM
Nothing like an old fart operating heaving machinery. On other people's property.

Yes, if a 100 year old showed up to mow my lawn, I'd probably take it for a joke, and then wonder where the younger guy/gal was.

I really don't relish a second person dying on my lawn.

/Yes, the old lady who owned this house two owners before I bought it had a heart attack and died on the front lawn.
//Every time I prune the bushes I make sure to not give a damn.
 
2009-11-12 08:17:09 AM
There are contracts for people to mow lawns?
 
2009-11-12 08:19:46 AM
Good for him - He probably does a better job mowing lawns than Bobby Bowden does coaching. Not that the bar is set particularly high these days....
 
2009-11-12 08:21:10 AM
You go Arthur! Show them how it's done.
 
2009-11-12 08:24:22 AM
img517.imageshack.us

Hey Mr. Wilson!
 
2009-11-12 08:24:24 AM
Anastacya: //Every time I prune the bushes I make sure to not give a damn.

Damn......cold blooded and beautiful,,,,,How YOU Doin?
 
2009-11-12 08:24:49 AM
what a dick
 
2009-11-12 08:30:17 AM
Old people are taking our jerbs!
 
2009-11-12 08:31:30 AM
Suporting this crap is why young adults with real work ethic can't find jobs.

(how was that?)
 
2009-11-12 08:34:29 AM
Drubell: Suporting this crap is why young adults with real work ethic can't find jobs.

(how was that?)


Meh, he is just doing a job that nobody, but immigrant labour wants anyway.
 
2009-11-12 08:34:30 AM
how much you wanna bet he lit a filterless cigarette off of his birthday cake candles.
 
2009-11-12 08:35:11 AM
spartacus_prime: Firedust: Yeah, because thats what we need...people not retiring even at the age of 100

Better him being productive than languishing in a hospital for the rest of his days.


Languishing is a good word, and not used or understood enough these days.
 
Biv
2009-11-12 08:42:11 AM
I could use some languishing. I don't languish near enough.
 
2009-11-12 08:48:13 AM
Firedust: at the age of 100

Isn't it? Our current retirement age was based on the predicate that most people would be dead before they reached it. Allowing the elderly, the richest segment in America, to perpetually claim perk after perk while fighting successfully to prevent the retirement age from keeping anything like an even pace with increasing life expectancy likely has a far greater negative impact on our economy. Let them work and pump some money that didn't come out of young folks' taxes back into the economy.

Well worth a listen regardless of whether you agree with the above: http://www.longnow.org/seminars/02004/dec/03/the-consequences-of-human-life-exte nsion/
 
2009-11-12 08:55:18 AM
spartacus_prime: Firedust: Yeah, because thats what we need...people not retiring even at the age of 100

Better him being productive than languishing in a hospital for the rest of his days.


Isn't it seniors who keep active that are one that live to 100? It doesn't have to be work, as long as you keep moving and have a purpose.

My goal at that age is to be wealthy enough to qualify as an eccentric. That way I can get away with hijinks, feign Altzheimer's if I get in trouble, and have the means to hire the best damn lawyer if that first line of defense fails.

//It's good to have a purpose in life
 
2009-11-12 09:02:10 AM
spartacus_prime: Firedust: Yeah, because thats what we need...people not retiring even at the age of 100

Better him being productive than languishing in a hospital for the rest of his days.


Those are the only choices? Damn, this is going to suck.
 
2009-11-12 09:10:30 AM
Brett Favre approves
 
2009-11-12 09:21:06 AM
He's already a zombie...

www.3news.co.nz
 
2009-11-12 09:22:06 AM
I was just thinking about how I haven't seen the 'get off my lawn' meme in awhile. Thanks subby!
 
2009-11-12 09:24:36 AM
img.listal.com

Not impressed, slightly satisfied.

Still wants you to take that dumb look off your face, moron.
 
2009-11-12 09:25:37 AM
Wow, I hope I don't live anywhere near that long.
 
2009-11-12 09:27:42 AM
Two words: Soylent Green.
 
Biv
2009-11-12 09:36:24 AM
LarsGundersen: Two words: Soylent Green.

It's Cabbage!!!! CABBAGE!
 
2009-11-12 09:57:21 AM
True Story..
My great-grandmother died mowing the lawn at 92.
With a rotary push lawn-mower.

She knew we were coming and had baked a cake...
 
2009-11-12 09:58:05 AM
Did anybody notice that this is in New Zealand?
I don't believe they have a lot of immigrant labor there.
 
2009-11-12 10:08:47 AM
When the sun beats down and I lie on the bench I can always hear them talk.
Me, I'm just a lawn-mower, you can tell me by the way I walk!
 
2009-11-12 10:12:06 AM
AbbeySomeone: You go Arthur! Show them how it's done.

YA !!!
Break a hip Grampa
 
2009-11-12 10:17:09 AM
So, it's not just me that can't retire eh?

Well, it's nice to have someone to commiserate with.
 
2009-11-12 01:03:58 PM
just_another_asshole/jaa: Did anybody notice that this is in New Zealand?
I don't believe they have a lot of immigrant labor there.


Well, we do have the entire Pacific to draw on, and here in Auckland, you'll be hard-pressed to find an English-speaking person in any job that involves dealing with the public, somewhat ironically.

But outside of Auckland, it's pretty white-bread. I got a shock visiting my old home town, popping into a bakery and seeing a white guy in his 60s serving the customers. I knew at that point I had fully become an Aucklander...

/cool story bro, I know
 
2009-11-12 02:14:09 PM
I'm conflicted, on one hand I think we really discriminate against the elderly in our society. Many are still perfectly capable.

But as an unemployed 23 year old my thoughts are "Get outta the way Grampa!"
 
2009-11-12 02:31:41 PM

TheUtoid


But as an unemployed 23 year old my thoughts are "Get outta the way Grampa!"


If you work hard, I'm sure you can find your very own lawn-mowing contract.
 
2009-11-12 05:19:19 PM
www.channel4.com


Approves.
 
2009-11-13 12:22:19 AM
I hope I look that good when I'm 80.
 
2009-11-13 09:25:27 AM
Someone needs to photoshop that guy onto the bomb in Dr. Strangelove.

/I suck at photoshop
 
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