I figured this would’ve earned a reference to cheese farming in Tuscany or some such thing. Have you given up?To which I responded:
Nah, I haven't given up. But the story you sent just doesn't live up to the high standards of mockery reserved for stories on Vermont Cheese Makers and Tuscany trailblazers. Those stories require rich people retiring into a psychological universe all their own, similar to a gentleman farmer's mindset of living with the masses while not really living with the masses -- and then not acknowledging the rich-people-pretending-to-be-simple-folk fact in a story. ...BTW: I enjoyed being a lazy unemployed slacker during the last recession -- at least until my rainy day fund ran out and I started cracking open the 401(k). So I rather liked the story about people enjoying their forced time off.