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Quote from Richard in The Bracebridge Dinner

Richard: I want to talk to you. Please. Well, I don't need to remind you about how I've been feeling at work. My frustration just built to the point where... Again, you know this. So I arranged to meet the CEO yesterday just to talk about the situation and about the rumors I had heard floating around. So I met with Floyd. We shook hands, had coffee and then I started telling him about how unhappy I'd become. I detailed all my years with the company, all the travel I'd done, all the weekends I'd put in, the sacrifices I had made, including time with my family, for the firm. And the more I talked, the angrier I became. And then, suddenly, I heard myself resign. Just like that. Floyd was stunned. I'd never seen Floyd stunned. I enjoyed seeing Floyd stunned. So I finished my coffee and I walked out of that office and I couldn't believe what I had just done. I'd resigned, quit. I believe I even used a little profanity in the process. But do you know what, Emily? I was thrilled, elated. A giant weight had been lifted off my chest. I noticed Floyd's secretary staring at me and I realized it was because I was smiling. Well, nobody had seen me smile there in a very long time. I was... I was happy.
Emily: And you chose not to tell me, your own wife?
Richard: I know I've done nothing but disappoint you these past few months what with how isolated I've become and all the social engagements I've made you cancel and all the friendships I've jeopardized. And you like order. You like lists. You like to know where you're going or what's coming. You like all things planned. And then suddenly I impulsively unplan our entire future in one fell swoop. Well, I couldn't face disappointing you again. I couldn't face telling you that I had spoiled the plan. Not now, not at this time of year. I didn't want to fight. I didn't want to worry. I just wanted to keep being happy. I'm very, very sorry. Anyhow, I've been sitting here going over our financial situation. Now, we still have all our retirement accounts and our medical coverage is all there. By quitting, though, we do forego some of my pension and some stock options. Not a terribly significant amount, but an amount all the same.
Emily: Richard, let's just go to bed.

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