->''"This is supposed to be my last night of work, not my last night on the planet Earth!"''
-->-- '''Josie''', ''[[BMovie Air Panic]]''

->''[[TheVietnamWar And Frankie kicked a mine the day that mankind kicked the moon]]\\
God help him, he was going home in June.''
-->-- '''Redgum''', "I Was Only Ninteen"

->'''Lien:''' I can't belive you survived as their prisoner for so long!\\
'''O-chul:''' I'll be honest, I did not actually expect to live through this.\\
'''Elan:''' Don't say that! Whenever someone says that right after surviving something dangerous, something totally random pops out and kills them!\\
''Everyone looks around. When nothing happens:''\\
'''Elan:''' Well, most of the time, at least. Just don't announce that you're going to retire tomorrow, okay?
-->-- ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick''

->[[spoiler:'''Darth Maul:''']] And to think... I was gonna retire after this case...
-->-- ''Webcomic/DarthsAndDroids'', [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0194.html 194]]

->''"Damn! And I was only one day from retirement!"''
-->-- '''[[spoiler: [=McBain=]'s partner]]''', ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''

->'''[=URL=]:''' Poor Smitty. He was two weeks from retirement.\\
'''Fry:''' What happened to him?\\
'''[=URL=]:''' [[{{Subversion}} He took an early retirement.]] Damn.
-->-- ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}''

->''"Darn! Just one more page and I would've finished this book."''
-->-- '''The Man with No Name''', ''VideoGame/TheTownWithNoName''