I Rose Slowly

Friend Fraser provides this quotation from Pulitzer-winning poet Charles Simic:

I was five minutes late from lunch at the insurance company where I was working and my boss chewed me out for being irresponsible in front of twenty or thirty other drudges. I sat at my desk for a while, fuming, then I rose slowly, wrapped my scarf around my neck and put my gloves on in plain view of everybody, and walked out without looking back. I didn’t have an overcoat and on the street it was snowing, but I felt giddy, deliriously happy at being free.

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Robert Wringham is a humorist and the editor-in-chief of New Escapologist.

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