A Letter that will make you Laugh

This letter was written in reply to a rejection letter and I bet this will make you laugh, once you read it.


Herbert A. Millington

Chair – Search Committee

412A Clarkson Hall, Whitson University

College Hill, MA  34109


Dear Professor Millington,


Thank you for your letter of August 24.  After careful consideration, I

regret to inform you that I am unable to accept your refusal to offer me

an assistant professor position in your department.


This year I have been particularly fortunate in receiving an unusually

large number of rejection letters.  With such a varied and promising field

of candidates, it is impossible for me to accept all refusals.


Despite Whitson’s outstanding qualifications and previous experience in

rejecting applicants, I find that your rejection does not meet my needs at

this time.  Therefore, I will assume the position of assistant professor

in your department this August.  I look forward to seeing you then.


Best of luck in rejecting future applicants.



Chris L. Jensen