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    I rang a retired friend of ours to invite her to join a Zoom meeting by phone as she does not have a PC. When she asked what time, I told her 9.30am. "That's too early for us," she replied. Apparently getting up that early makes the day too long.

    When SWMBO recently rang her retired father at 10.30 he was just having his breakfast. He,too, is a late riser for the same reason.

    Is that normal? Do all retired people rise late to make their day shorter? Surely they have something to do, like a hobby or some other form of recreation?

    I have been retired for 10 years now and still rise at 7. I'm not going to spend half the day in bed! I have plenty to fill my day. Is that not normal?
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    The days are too short, and there's not enough of 'em in a week. (Except Mondays, there's still too many of THEM.) Xmas 'til June is the worst time of year because Mondays then are the longest day of the week.

    More lunchtime would be a good mod to the calendar.
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    Ah no not normal.
    Both my parents are retired as is my father-in-law.
    They're all usually up by 6:30 am.
    Mother-in-law still works so gets up at a more reasonable time between 7-7:30 am.

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    Slothful Roscoe...

    I am out of bed at 6am 365 days a year and off for my morning walk around 7am. Have done this for years so I guess it is just habit. (not a dirty habit! )

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roscoe View Post
    I rang a retired friend of ours to invite her to join a Zoom meeting by phone as she does not have a PC. When she asked what time, I told her 9.30am. "That's too early for us," she replied. Apparently getting up that early makes the day too long.

    When SWMBO recently rang her retired father at 10.30 he was just having his breakfast. He,too, is a late riser for the same reason.

    Is that normal? Do all retired people rise late to make their day shorter? Surely they have something to do, like a hobby or some other form of recreation?

    I have been retired for 10 years now and still rise at 7. I'm not going to spend half the day in bed! I have plenty to fill my day. Is that not normal?
    Just different, I know a few retired people that stay up way later and sleep late.
    Guess it just depends if you're a morning person or not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by psycik View Post
    Just different, I know a few retired people that stay up way later and sleep late.
    Guess it just depends if you're a morning person or not.
    Yes, SWMBO thinks I am loopy. Maybe she's right

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    I work with a woman who sleeps 2am to 9am, gets to work about 9.30am.

    No idea how she does that - I haven't been up at 2am since the Kaikoura earthquake, and before that was God knows when.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roscoe View Post
    9.30am. "That's too early for us," she replied.
    When SWMBO recently rang her retired father at 10.30 he was just having his breakfast.

    Is that normal? Do all retired people rise late to make their day shorter?
    My mum has breakfast at 5:30am.
    Guess she's mad then.

    She does go to bed about 8. Last night 9 cause of church (online).
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    Roscoe, your friend needs a hobby

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    Calling yourself 'normal?'
    Pure hubris.
    They are entitled to live as suits them, they aren't accountable to you Roscoe.
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