How to sign a “Happy Retirement” Card for someone you’ve never met

1. Debate with another intern near entrance of room, where the card-signing is going on, on whether it’s weird to sign the card.

2. Turn back to leave, but then get reassured by receptionists that it’s “not weird at all,” and just write, “Happy Retirement!”

3. Go into small room, pick up pen and think of it as lettering practice.

4. Write down general message of well wishes and a happy retirement.

5. Go back to desk/work.


There was a lovely caricature of her on the desk. I learned that she has a poodle, and likes iced tea.


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