How to quit your job in fifty-six words, by William Faulkner…

Oct 2, 2012 | Predicates and commas and whatnot, Things I wish I'd written

October, 1924

As long as I live under the capitalistic system, I expect to have my life influenced by the demands of moneyed people. But I will be damned if I propose to be at the beck and call of every itinerant scoundrel who has two cents to invest in a postage stamp.

This, sir, is my resignation.

(Signed by Faulkner)