Someone I know was let go today—I don't know the circumstances—and he stopped on the way out, to hit his ex-employer on the ass with a door:
Sent: Monday, October 13, 2008 11:03 AM
To: [ALL EMPLOYEES]
Subject: happy trails to me….
Looks like I’m out of here.
I wish you all well.
Even the assholes.
I’m just kidding, of course.
But seriously, you know who you are.
Anyone wants to get in touch, email me at REDACTED.
If you don’t want to get in touch… then don’t dress that way. You know you were asking for it.
I’d like to leave you all with my favorite joke. Many of you have already heard it.
How do you catch a unique rabbit?
Unique up on it!
Follow up: How do you catch a tame rabbit?
Tame way, unique up on it.
Oh, and by the way, thanks to me you all have syphilis. No joke. Boy, is that a load off my mind. I didn’t know how to tell you, so silver lining, this gave me a great opportunity.
Most free clinics can take car[e] of that for you.
Anyway, best of luck you guys.
In a similar situation, I only hope I'd have such presence of mind—and disregard for my severance package.