"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > The Back Porch > Off Topic Discussions
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 05-06-2008, 07:53 AM   #1
Sous Chef
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Dansville NY
Posts: 859
Resignation

RESIGNATION

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 again.

I want to go to McDonald's and think that it's a four star restaurant.

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

I want to think M&Msare 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 hotsummer'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.

And if you want to discuss this further, you'll have to catch me first, cause........

....."Tag! You're it."

__________________

__________________
DawnT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2008, 08:57 AM   #2
Executive Chef
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: SE Pennsylvania
Posts: 4,655
perfect! I'm next :)
__________________

__________________
Robo410 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2008, 09:36 AM   #3
Sous Chef
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Houston TX
Posts: 503
Thanks. You made me laugh.

A few years ago I lived as a successful adult. Long days, a ton of stress, a complex existence, with little time to enjoy the journey of life.

A variety of circumstances caused me to change. I resigned from the treadmill of adulthood.

Simple is better. Celebrate it!
__________________
simplicity is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2008, 11:25 AM   #4
Executive Chef
 
miniman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Basingstoke, England
Posts: 4,687
Lets all do it (Some hope!!)

Great laugh thanks
__________________
miniman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2008, 11:58 AM   #5
Head Chef
 
MexicoKaren's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Bucerias, Nayarit, Mexico
Posts: 1,914
Oh Dawn, that was great - thanks. Retirement is close. But you don't feel quite as nimble and agile as an 8-year old.
__________________
Saludos, Karen
MexicoKaren is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2008, 12:04 PM   #6
Cook
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Richmond, VA
Posts: 82
I laughed as well...Great post!
__________________
Recent culinary graduate, chocolate covered gifts are my specialty.
JPolito830 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2008, 12:18 PM   #7
Master Chef
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: upper midwest
Posts: 5,171
Can we play hopscotch next?
__________________
Don't let yesterday take up too much of today. Will
Rogers
JoAnn L. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2008, 03:03 PM   #8
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Katie H's Avatar
Site Moderator
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: I live in the Heartland of the United States - Western Kentucky
Posts: 15,167
Buck says I've never grown up. I live in blissful ignorance of the adult world. Not really, but I give it my best shot.
__________________
"As a girl I had zero interest in the stove." - Julia Child
This is real inspiration. Look what Julia became!
Katie H is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2008, 03:18 PM   #9
Sous Chef
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Dansville NY
Posts: 859
Sure we can play hopscotch!! We'll play in the basement, I'll provide the sidewalk chalk and stones. ;)
__________________
DawnT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2008, 03:46 PM   #10
Sous Chef
 
ella/TO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 797
Bless you! That was absolutely WONDERFUL!!!
__________________

__________________
ella/TO is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:16 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.