Lincoln caressed the bottle on his way out of the city.
He had called a car rental company and they delivered a fancy red convertible for him to speed home.
Lincoln felt that the cool breeze would change his mood but several hours later as he tore into his driveway, all he felt was a nagging headache.
And then the waiting telegram.
TO LINCOLN STOP
FROM BOARD OF DIRECTORS LINCOLN RUBBER COMPANY STOP
AS OF MIDNIGHT TONIGHT YOU ARE RELIEVED OF YOUR DUTIES AS CEO STOP