Sunday, July 21, 2013

With a pension, of course


The great Scottish writer Robert Burns died on this day in 1796.

"I have a hundred times wished," Burns wrote, "that one could resign from life as an officer resigns a commission."

Today’s Deathless Verse:

A Reply from The Agency:
Dear Sirs,” you recently wrote us,
  “I’d like to turn in my notice.”
Which naturally prompts us to ask:
  Do you find staying on there a task?
We really don’t want you to go—

  There’s nothing else out there, you know.