This is very difficult for me, as it always, when saying goodbye to someone you truly like and respect.
You and I started our journey together many years ago, you as an instructor and I in my fairly new position in SEEC. I did not know you very well back then and I believe that I mentioned to you on several occasions that I initially felt that you did not like me very much. You of course denied it but eventually you saw the light and figured out on your own that I was not such a bad person after all and we got along famously after that.
Alan, I will miss your presence every day, your enthusiasm around the office, your open door policy, your willingness to chat anytime about anything, your intuitive nature when you felt something was wrong or that I was unwell and your loyal support always, but what I will miss the most is your "good morning young Susan" greeting...it will certainly will not be the same without you. What I will not miss however, are your concur expenses...good riddance to that!!! 🙂
Alan, may this next chapter of your life bring you endless time to do the things you enjoy and love, no one is as deserving as you.
Love this quote. "It's not the years in your life that count, it's the life in your years". ~Abraham Lincoln~
Here's a funny one "What do you call a person who is happy on Monday? - Retired.
Looking forward to a proper post covid celebration when we can all get together and share wonderful memories.
You will be greatly missed Alan but not forgotten.