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Maybe you've dreamed of a slew of ways you'd quit your job in a blaze of glory and pursue the thing you're really passionate about. But did those fantasies also include baking a cake for your bosses and co-workers on your way out the door?
One British guy's did, apparently, because he just told his bosses at Stansted Airport that he'd be bailing on his job there by bringing in a cake he baked in the form of his resignation letter, according to Fox News.
Chris Holmes, who is a baker and has been developing that business on the side, wrote in icing atop the white cake: “To the management: Today is my 31st birthday, and having recently become a father I now realise how precious life is and how important it is to spend my time doing something that makes me, and other people, happy. For that reason I hereby give notice of my resignation, in order that I may devote my time and energy to my family, and to my cake business which has grown steadily over the past few years."
Before his stint as an immigration official, Holmes worked under well-known chefs like Gordon Ramsay, and as he returns to his true love of baking, he even put a plug for his new business -- complete with web address -- right on top of the confection.
Hats off to this baker for the sweet sendoff!
He's not the first to have such an idea either. Another guy wrote this amicable message in icing: "During the past three years, my tenure at the Hunters Point Naval Shipyard has been nothing short of pure excitement, joy and whim. However, I have decided to spend more time with my family and attend to health issues that have recently arisen. I am proud to have been part of such an outstanding team and I wish this organization only the finest in future endeavors. Please accept this cake as notification that I am leaving my position with NWT on March 27."
Of course, not all clever ways to quit are so tasty -- or so friendly. Remember the JetBlue flight attendant who, after a tiff with a passenger, unleashed a string of expletives on the PA system, grabbed a beer, and hightailed it down the emergency slide? Yeah, he got arrested.
This guy did it with "I Quit" painted on his bare chest, while standing on a chair blaring Queen from a boom box. He later got chased from the building with threats of calling the police -- and turned his spectacle into a viral video.
And an Alabama DJ quit her job live on the radio! She said, "People lying to me, people talking about me. It's ridiculous. It's sad. I don't have to take it -- I'm not a dummy. I can find another job… For the last six years, I made $6 an hour… I will not do it to myself anymore. If you're confused about what I'm saying, listen very carefully: I quit this b--ch!"
We can't say we'd have the chutzpah to do any of the above. But if we're being honest, we all know we've fantasized about similar exit strategies. So let's hear from you in the comments: How do you fantasize about saying "I quit!"