During these stressful days, I thought you'd enjoy this:
Herbert A. Millington
Graduate Admissions Committee
412A Clarkson Hall
College Hill, MA 34109
Dear Professor Millington,
Thank you for your letter of March 16. After careful consideration, I regret to inform you that I am unable to accept your refusal to offer me a graduate student position in your department.
This year I have been particularly fortunate in receiving an unusually large number of rejection letters. With such a varied and promising field of candidates it is impossible for me to accept all refusals.
Despite Whitson's outstanding qualifications and previous experience in rejecting applicants, I find that your rejection does not meet my needs at this time. Therefore, I will assume the position of graduate student in your department this August. I look forward to seeing you then.
Best of luck in rejecting future applicants.