Back in 2011 during or just after Lazlo Zalezac posting Service Society (great story) I read a story with some similar threads. The mc was leaving his job, either fired, retired, or quit. As a comment on his dis-satisfaction with his employer he gave some managment people those miniature galvanized buckets filled with sand (commonly used as butt cans) and small toy hammers. Message: go pound sand. There were other humorous verbal and visual quips. Anyone? Anyone?