My Temperament

is currently flexible.
No, let’s amend that to changeable.
Not quite as extreme as the weather, but at the moment frustration is leading the game by about 9 points to tolerance’s 5.

The happy, laughing UTW (under training wrinkly as I’m not yet officially retired thanks to the UK government moving the goalposts and making me wait until I’m 66 for my State Pension) is on hiatus for now, but hopefully normal service will be resumed as soon as possible…………… like in the next five years??

Written for Fandango’s Dog Days of August #20

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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4 Responses to My Temperament

  1. quiall says:

    She’s worth waiting for! (maybe not quite as long . . . ?)

  2. murisopsis says:

    I retired early and have to wait 3 years more to get my work retirement checks and then wait and additional 2.5 years for the government pension since they keep bumping the age back. Pretty soon people will have to work to 75 to get anything!

    • I took a retirement package at 50, and stopped working at 51, thinking I only had to wait 9 years for my state pension. Then they moved it to 65, and a year later my age group to 66. They also moved the goalposts for contributions, and I lost two years as they only count from 18, not 16 as when I started work. So I shall get a reduced pension anyway because I don’t have enough ‘years’. I can make it up of course, about £8000, but I’ll be about 104 before I break even, so they can sing for it. They’ve bled us enough.

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