It was his last day at work. He told me that from the morning of the following day, he would be in the realm of ‘the Unknown’, referring to the break in the routine, of a life time of going to work. I asked him, if he had not already experienced ‘the Unknown’, in his daily routine, in all this while. He stared at me, seeming thoughtful, and then spoke slowly, “It’s not that. What bothers me is, starting tomorrow, I wouldn’t know what to tell people who ask me, “What do you do?” I cannot tell them I’ve retired, because then, they’ll no longer care to knock at my door and I’m frightened that there’ll be no one wanting to talk to me”.