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Paul the outdoor salesman walks into the office to seek the office floor decorated with balloons.

“Hey, what’s happening today? ” Paul asks.

“Forgot? Today is Coopers farewell! ” Someone replies.

“Oh yes! The workaholic retires. Won’t he tire at home? ” Paul asks.

“Maybe, after a few days! ” Someone laughs.

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Before closing, all reach Coopers chamber with a bouquet, “We’ll Miss You” card, signed by all the coworkers, and a memento. Cooper was sleeping, his head resting on his desk.

“Mr. Cooper!” there was no reply.

“We will miss you Mr. Cooper!” still no reply.

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Someone went up to shake him up. Cooper was stiff as a stone.


About Sanjoy Dutt

Sanjoy Dutt, an engineer, and a linguist is passionate about traveling and writing. He has lived and worked in various places in India and Nepal and now lives in America. While exposed to the struggles of life in early childhood he is a strong believer that challenges in life makes you stronger. He and his wife Lindsay enjoy exploring areas of the US and occasionally struggle with the pots and pans in the kitchen. Sometimes the experiments are delightful.​ Sanjoy has written travelogues and short stories for various journals in Bengali and English. As a child, Sanjoy loved drawing pictures. He has done all the illustrations for his book 'Calcutta in Shorts'.
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