My wife (originally from northern Michigan) is a RN. When we first moved back to my home State of North Carolina from Camp Pendleton back in 1994, she asked an older male patient "what do you do for a living". She is very personable, and, always tries to make the patient feel at ease and welcome. He (in his typical NC drawl) replied "Retard". Being from here, I would have known that he meant "retired", but, she didn't hear it that way. Oh well, back in 2010, I officially became "Retard", and I really enjoy it.