“Who are these dossers and what is dosserdom?” I hear you ask….. Allow me to explain:
Dosserdom, to me, is having the freedom to do exactly what we want to do when we want to do it, without the need to work for a living.
“Yes, but what do you DO” is the question you tend to get from “normal” people confused about your employment status. What to say? You can’t say you’re retired as people then look at you in disbelief (“you’re not old enough”). You don’t want to say you’re unemployed as they then assume you’re a benefit scrounger and look at you as if you were something unsavoury they’d just trodden in.
The solution I’ve used over the years is just to announce “oh, I’m a dosser”, which has all the appearance of an answer to the question without actually telling anyone anything at all…. People normally just shuffle off looking confused at that point….
So there you have it. We’re Jo and Mark, and we’re dossers…..