Why the bottle of Moscato?
Why not I say, it really has nothing to do with the story except for the fact that I’m feeling lousy, so I may as well have a glass, and it’s for medicinal purposes.
I’m sick. Big deal banana peal, everyone gets colds. The snotty nose, headache, throat on fire syndrome is not a new scenario to mankind that is for sure.
I mean, who cares?
That’s the honest truth.
Its no more than a conversation topic and a right pain in the neck to all involved with the sickee.
–CALLING IN SICK AT WORK
This is something I have never really mastered. I have been doing it for 20 years, and I still haven’t figured out the best way to actually make them BELIEVE you.
Honestly you can’t win.
There are a few options. I have tried them all.
1. Make the phone call.
“Sorry, I won’t be able to make it into work tomorrow, I’m sick”
This is usually the time when I hold my breath and scrunch my eyes in anticipation of the bull being let loose to trample me into the ground. The rage is never shown, but it’s there, usually hiding under something like this:
“Ok. Get well….” -what they really mean is
“You son of a gun”
Guilt sets in.
2. You feel ok the night before, you are sick in the morning, and you make the phone call with very late notice-this is even worse for the guilt factor.
“They have left us in the lurch, that rotten little so and so. Why didn’t they call last night?”
..but there was always the chance that one’s medical condition could have IMPROVED overnight-but it usually never does.
3. You feel unwell, but go to work anyway, hoping you will make a miraculous recovery. The result?
“Go home, we don’t want your germs. You are going to make us all sick you germ bucket”
Guilty again. You are now single handedly responsible for the whole swine flu outbreak.
4. Ask to go home half way through the day when you really are sick-result?
“Why did they come to work in the first place when they knew they were sick?”
So you run away like a disease ridden so and so, having already spread your infected nose droplets AND left them short staffed.
Of course trying to sound more sick on the phone when one calls in is an option, you know the old coughing fit and a
“Sorry I’m having trouble breathing” conversation with the person on the other end of the line, but you know that they’re thinking to themselves;
“…but she didn’t look sick yesterday”
At the end of the day, calling in sick is as bad as eating brussel sprouts.
I can do without both.
Miscato, you don’t care if I have a runny nose do you?