20 October 2011

Life Could Be Worse

You could be Asuquo Okon Inyang who had been fired by the British Embassy in Calabar, Nigeria in 1929 and said in this letter asking for his reinstatement:

On opening this epistle you will behold the work of dejobbed person, and a very bewifed and childrenized gentleman. Who was violently dejobbed in a twinkling by your goodself. For heavens sake Sir consider this catastrophe as falling on your own head, and remind yourself as walking home at the moon's end of five savage wives and sixteen voracious children with your pocket filled with nonexistent pounds shillings and pence; not a solidery sixpence; pity my horrible state . . . .

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