They didn't ask the question out of concern as much as it was out of curiosity; they wanted to know the reason for such as abrupt exit. They smiled, faked "Aww" sounds and pretended to care, but what they were really after was some juicy gossip to entertain their petty existence.
And as they smiled at and wished me well, marveled at my anger and decisiveness, some of them thought I was crazy, others thought it was brave, some deduced that I was spoiled and the rest, well, they didn't really give a damn.
I knew that I would never see these people again, even though they said we would, and that notion offered me some relief. My mind was already calculating the amount of time needed to erase all memories associated with them and that annoying place. The result: less than 5 days. Yes, memories of more than a year and a half of my life would be forgotten, let go and annihilated in less than one hundred and twenty hours. The only things that I would take from those days were lessons of what not to do, and for that I was grateful.
It has been an experience, as many things in our lives, but it has been a learning experience and as most of my learning experiences go, it ended in bitterness, followed by sweet relief. I really can't remember any profound experience of mine that ended well. Maybe in the future...So, to the future.
And Yes, I quit my annoying job.