I went out to lunch with my mom before sending her to the hospital. I went to a supermarket nearby to buy some chocolate which was on special offer before going to a bank to enjoy a cup of tea while waiting for her to call when she was done.

I like buying things at knocked down prices (i.e. the chocolate) and I like free (i.e. the tea). Anyway, there was a big screen TV right in front of me with ads flashing. One ad asked:

When you have to stop working, can you afford to?”

It is a straight forward question that is also depressing because it suggests we don’t have a choice as to when we stop working. We stop working when we have to. We stop working when we are told to.

Wait a minute, that sounds like a prisoner in a labor camp serving time. Alamak!

Don’t you hate the feeling of working …