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i so hate that part of the morning, when you're sick, where you're lying in bed, debating whether or not to call in. especially if you work at 8 am, and thusly need to call in when the crew gets there at 4 am, no later than 5.

you lay there, staring at the ceiling, going over pros and cons, all the while, trying to overly feel the nodules in your nostrils and throat, mentally prodding them to see what kind of hell they would put you through if you DO choose to call in. they'll be short handed. i'm the customer service desk person, which means that i have to open the store, cashierly speaking. i called in yesterday. today is payday, so i wouldn't get my check until sunday (i have tomorrow off, too) that will be two days i don't get paid for. but waitaminute. i have 3 sick leave days left, i can use one for one of the days and eat the other, and still get a decent paycheck and not short me for paid leave later on. the managers that i cried to last payday when my check was shorted knows that i desperately need my check, so why would i call in sick on payday? they must KNOW i'm sick. i would have a 3 day weekend, go back on sunday, then have monday/tuesday off.

i can't remember what the deciding factor had happened to be, but suddenly, i was on my stomach, dialing work. Coworker Bobby answered. "um, who's management?" "we have rick and steve." "GIMMESTEEEVE" *holds while billy joel is blasting in her ear* "hello, this is Steve." "*croak* hey, this is aubrey." "*chuckle*" "i'm still sick." he laughed and teased me, about how i must SO be faking it, yeah, sure, *kaffkaff* i'm so sick boss! oh, it's payday? i didn't KNOOOW! oh, and you're our opening cashier, too? greeeeeeeeat", all in his trademark Leave it to Beaver voice.

i got off the phone, not knowing if he was genuinely sad that i was sick, or if that tingling in my ear was all the sarcasm that had oozed through the earpiece.

in related news: i made it through almost an entire roll of toilet paper yesterday, with all my nose blowing.

when i laugh, it sounds like geese honking.

hrm. final fantasy 8 today again? or everquest? decisions, decisions...

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jenniffer
Oct. 8th, 2004 05:58 pm (UTC)
Hope you feel better soon.
aubkabob
Oct. 9th, 2004 05:43 pm (UTC)
thanks hun :) i do feel mostly better, though i still sound like an angry goose.
madmadhatter
Oct. 8th, 2004 06:07 pm (UTC)
man that just summed up all my mornings on choosing to get up or not even when i'm not sick.
scene_stealer
Oct. 9th, 2004 12:10 am (UTC)
same here! (when i was working that is)
madmadhatter
Oct. 9th, 2004 05:35 am (UTC)
yeah! oh i'd not be working right now if i could.

"oh man, i have some sick time. it's only a tuesday and there is nothing to do on tuesdays"
aubkabob
Oct. 9th, 2004 05:44 pm (UTC)
hee hee.

it isn't as bad now as it had been sometimes in phoenix, when i was going through my MASSIVE depression, but egads, it's a tough decision.
madmadhatter
Oct. 10th, 2004 06:55 am (UTC)
hee, me...i'm mostly just lazy.

though i know how it is with depression not helping.
ornotmajestic
Oct. 8th, 2004 06:40 pm (UTC)
Final Fantasy 8, THEN EQ. :-D DO BOTH!!

Get better!!
aubkabob
Oct. 9th, 2004 05:46 pm (UTC)
hee hee. i did eq for a short bit, but no one was on, so i bored quickly. i ended up just zoning out, really. i can't even remember what i watched on tv or what i did. i remember catching up on my friends list a bit, but that's all.
a_muse_d
Oct. 8th, 2004 08:44 pm (UTC)
hahahahaa!!! i still fucking sound like geese honking when i laugh, and i'm still hacking out and blowing out the green snot.

best stuff for your nose is Kleenex Ultra Soft so that your nose doesn't get too crusty.. it doesn't have the lotion so it's not greasy and it's gentler than toilet paper.
aubkabob
Oct. 9th, 2004 05:48 pm (UTC)
ah yes. course, in order to get that, i have to go into work - after having called in sick - to pick up my check.

course, with me sounding like i do, they SHOULD understand. should.

i mean, they know that i was shorted on my last check, so i would technically need my check in order to be able to get cold meds, correct?
a_muse_d
Oct. 9th, 2004 05:56 pm (UTC)
presactly. and until you drag your sick ass off your deathbed to get that check to buy medicine, you certainly won't be doing any WORK, and they can suck it :)

if they give you shit, just cough, blow your nose, and hack loogees all over them. :)
aubkabob
Oct. 9th, 2004 11:52 pm (UTC)
hee hee i'll be sure to!

mwa ha haaaa...
a_muse_d
Oct. 10th, 2004 12:10 am (UTC)
i love being a bad influence... :)
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