Episode Fifteen of Infinite Realities:
“I need to get to know you a bit Rick seeing as we’re going to be working together,” Mike said.
“Working together on what?” Rick asked.
“On you. Your employment situation. What you plan to do with the next three years before you retire. Are you planning to go back to teaching?”
“Not if I can help it.”
“So what do you plan to do? You can’t stay on disability until you retire.”
“Your group insurance plan won’t allow it.”
“But I like working on nothing all day as the song says.”
“Takin’ Care of Business by Bachman-Turner Overdrive,” Michael noted.
“That songs a little before your time isn’t it?” Rick asked.
“I listen to my father’s old records. You guys had much better music to listen to than my generation does.”
“That song was by The Who,” Rick said with a bit of a smirk.
“Okay Rick. Enough joking around. Let’s get serious and examine your options.”
“How can I do that? I’m crazy,”Rick said still enjoying his little game.
“Your doctor doesn’t say you’re crazy, just depressed. And you don’t appear to be that depressed right now.” Michael said. His tone of voice was now displaying a hint of annoyance.
“How’s your coffee?” Rick asked.
“It’s perfect. So if you don’t plan to teach what do you want to do?”
“I want to write books. I’ve actually started a couple already,” Rick answered.