->''"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''

->'''[[VideoGame/DeusExHumanRevolution Adam Jensen]]''': [[TemptingFate Hopefully that's the last time us detectives have to deal with paramilitary goons.]]\\
'''[[Franchise/MassEffect Garrus Vakarian]]''': ...Right, also, we're just a ''few days away from retirement. What could possibly go wrong?''
-->-- ''Fanfic/MassEffectHumanRevolution''

->"Only one more trip," said a gallant seaman,\\
As he kissed his weeping wife,\\
Only one more bag of the golden treasure\\
And 'twill last us all through life.\\
Then I'll spend my days in my cosy cottage\\
And enjoy the rest I've earned;\\
But alas! poor man! For he sail'd commander\\
Of the ship that never returned.
-->-- '''Henry Clay Work''', ''The Ship That Never Returned''