Popular retirement jokes include one-liners such as "Regular naps prevent old age, especially if you take them while driving" or "Why do retirees smile all the time? Because they can't hear a word you're saying." Popular retirement jokes often focus on the fact that the retiree is getting old.
People making jokes at retirement celebrations can use phrases such as "Retirement is the time in your life when time is no longer money" or "Be nice to your kids. They'll choose your nursing home." Popular retirement jokes may include references to how the retiree "barely worked" while on the job or has spent his time at the company on paid retirement.
Popular retirement jokes may also pick fun at the retiree's spouse. Jokes such as "This may be a happy time for you, but your wife is already planning your impending death," "We wish your husband the best of luck while putting up with you in the future," or "A retired husband is often a wife's full-time job."
A popular joke aimed at common retirement activities includes "What has a whole bunch of little balls and screws old ladies? A bingo machine," whereas jokes aimed at encouraging the retiree to continue working include "The question isn't at what age you want to retire, it's at what income."