I know. So different from when we worked. We always looked forward to a weekend without the early rise (although we get up early anyway) and getting dressed up (does anyone do that anymore?). There was the driving through heavy traffic and grumpy morning people without coffee. Weekends were bliss.
On weekends there might be a leisurely breakfast at one of the area diners or restaurants and some “fun” shopping. (Yeah, even I can’t believe that!)
Now we hibernate on weekends. (Is it over yet?) Leisurely breakfasts are even more leisurely during the week. They are a lot less busy and they have “specials” that aren’t available on the weekend.
I won’t say shopping is more fun but you don’t have to battle overfilled carts to get to the checkout.
The only caution for weekday shopping is stay away from senior day. It’s a double-edged sword. Yes, you get a discount but you have to battle with walkers, canes and (gah!) those motorized carts, any one of which may kill you. They are driven by people with no patience and poor eyesight (sounds a lot like me doesn’t it?).
Back then, we used to meet up with friends at a bar. I can’t remember the last time I sat at a bar for more than a short wait for a table. Didn’t I notice how uncomfortable those high seats were? Or sitting with dangling legs? Or how you can’t make a balanced meal out of bar nuts.
Now we meet up with friends for dinner (and always complain about how noisy the restaurant is) or at someone’s home. It’s easier and we keep expectations sane. A margarita out of a jelly jar is just as good.
Some of my readers are retired and some are not. Can any retiree add an attitude that changed? If you are not retired what change did you see in other retirees?