Monday, January 2, 2006

Not the Only One

I found out that just about everyone I work with came down with some form of The Cold over the holidays, and I’ve been regaled with tales of sick children, relatives and pets. I’ve also learned of some interesting treatments and palatives, some involving real medicine and some requiring the use of dead chickens and asafidity bags.

There’s no point in being sick if you can’t incur some pity from your co-workers, and when they all claim they were sicker than you were (“I broke out in hives and coughed up my gizzard”), there’s no point in even looking for sympathy. That leaves me no choice but to actually do some work.