After 45 years of loyal service, I am resigning from the post office, effective at the end of this pay period.
This resignation is bittersweet. While I am looking forward to trading the walk of my route for nature walks with my grandchildren, I will greatly miss the friends I have made among my colleagues as well as the positive interactions I've shared with residents in the Anytown community.
I'm neither as eloquent nor as rude as William Faulkner, who resigned from civil service by referring to postal clients as "itinerant scoundrels." So I will wrap this up now.
I hope to be invited to the annual parties. I promise to bring my special onion dip!