The only problem is, retirement jokes are hard to find. Yes there are a
few out there, which are told over and over again. But when youíve been
to one retirement party, youíve been to them all and after a while, some
new content is bound to be needed.
So how do we get new and unique retirement jokes? We write them
ourselves!! The best jokes I find are the ones that are written about
the retiring individual. Without being mean or out to embarrass the
retiree (because it is there day after all and we are here to celebrate
them, not break them down and humiliate them!) jokes written around the
retiree can make for some hilarious jokes!
If you havenít ever written a joke before, you may be a little
intimidated. No one wants to get up there in front of crowd of people
to tell a joke and have no body laugh. Some people are naturals at it.
They can make people laugh without even thinking about it. But if
youíre like me, we need to rehearse and practice and be committed to
getting a laugh out of these people. But most importantly, we need to
be confident! If you arenít confident about what you are saying, it
will show and things will not go as planned.
The best way to write your own joke and to think of the retiree. Is
there something about this person that makes you question how his/her
retirement will go? For example, every morning at work, does Jane spill
coffee on their shirt? If so,
One thing we will be sure of during Janeís retirement, she wonít have to
worry about burns anymore as coffee wonít be such an necessity!
Or maybe John loved to take breaks, even during working hours.
John, we have to wonder, are you going to take as many breaks during
As you can see, writing jokes about someone doesnít have to be mean,
they should be tasteful, nothing embarrassing and should just be teasing
someone about their routine or clumsiness. They donít have to be long,
just quick and painless. They should be about something everyone knows
about, not a inside joke. It may be funny to you and the retiree, but
the rest of the group will feel left out. Jokes like that should be
saved for a card or letter of congratulations.