Gary hasn’t just been sitting around since he’s been retired. He’s self-employed. He works every day at his new job, where he works with his hands. Well, hand. He puts in hours of work every day at his hand job. Research, too. Not just getting his hands dirty.
I have a side job similar to Gary’s (his is full time), and you could say I like to keep my hand in too. However, I have adopted modern day technology to assist me in my job. Gary’s a purist, he can produce the same result without electricity, it just takes him longer. Like the Amish.
Gary was helping me with my job the other day (it goes even faster when he helps), and when I was done in less than a minute (it goes really fast) he spoke with envy of how I could do such quality work in such a short amount of time.
Technology, I answered. Then I started to think about it, did a little research on my own, and I have purchased a life-like robot for him that can take on some of his duties. I know he won’t like it at first. I doubt he’ll even use it. If he uses it I doubt he’ll use the 21st century features after the first time. But it might catch on, with my help.
Gary, refusing to join the Industrial Revolution, actually dismantled the device so he could use the Luddite part while the mechanism remains SHUNT.