Just about everyone has dreamt about quitting a job in a grand fashion. Not only was Chris Holmes able to pull off a splashy exit from his nine-to-five as a border control agent at London’s Stansted Airport, but he was able to do so in a way that should drum up some business for his new endeavor.
Having just turned 31 and become a new dad, Holmes decided he would pursue his dream of running a catering company that specializes in baked goods full time. So he wrote a note of resignation in icing on top of a large rectangular spiced carrot cake with pecans and sultanas and coconut. Then he brought it in to work for his bosses and colleagues to read and then eat.
“Having recently become a father I now realize how precious life is and how important it is to spend my time doing something that makes me and other people happy,” announced the cake.
His manager and colleagues were “surprised and amazed” with Holmes’ method of quitting. According to a spokesman for the border force, people who tasted [the cake] say it was “very nice.”
Since a photo of the cake has now gone viral, Holmes is getting an immeasurable amount of free advertising for his catering business.
We wonder if his new customers will be contacting him because his cake looks yummy or because they want to quit their jobs grandly too. Check out the whole cake below.