Lost that damned toupee again!

Horace Greeley, renowned for his illegible handwriting, once wrote a note to a member of his staff on the New York Tribune, dismissing him for gross neglect of duty. Meeting Greeley several years later, the journalist told his former chief how useful his note of dismissal had proved. “I took it with me,” he said. “Nobody could read it, so I declared it a letter of recommendation, gave it my own interpretation, and obtained several first-class situations by it. I am really very much obliged to you.”

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