You Are Now Entering the Sickness Free Zone

Friday, December 12th, 2003 • 2 Comments on You Are Now Entering the Sickness Free Zone

People are dropping like flies around me.  I’m surrounded by colds and flus and strep and stuff exiting from various orifices and the air is contaminated and no surface is safe to touch.  I’m washing my hands 1,364 times a day until my fingers are shriveled and the cuffs of my sleeves are wet in an attempt to stave off the big, bad bugs and the sneak-up-and-slap-you-in-the-back-of-the-head bugs and the starts-out-small-but-turns-deadly-just-like-Jim-Hensen bugs. 

I do not want to get sick.  I do not have time to be sick.  Sickness is for people who have written their holiday cards, finished their shopping, wrapped their gifts and done their baking.  Sickness is a luxury I cannot afford.  Sickness is for good little worker bees who have lots and lots of sick time accumulated because they only use it for—gasp!!—sickness.  I am too busy to be sick.  Sickness would be wasted on me because I couldn’t even enjoy it, I’d have to keep on going and pretend I wasn’t sick. 

I cannot get sick in December, but if it’s absolutely necessary, I might be able to pencil in a couple sick days in January.  If I

must

.  Until then, if get sick I’m going to have to smack someone.

Posted by Kristina in Musings
  • Rose says:

    Well, if you must pencil in sick days, please do so for the last weekend in January. Maybe I’ll be sick too, and we can email each other.

  • Jae says:

    This actually went down at the library.

    [Jae: “Kris, you don’t look like you feel too well.”

    Kris:  “I really don’t feel well at all.”

    J:  “Aww, poor thing.  Do you have a cold?”

    K:  “I’m not sure what I have, but it isn’t good.  I feel horrible.”

    J:  “Why don’t you take the night off.”

    K:  “No!  I can’t do that?”

    J:  “Oh, are you out of sick leave.”

    K:  “No!  I just don’t want to waste my sick leave on a stupid thing like being sick.”

    That Kris is something else.

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