Keep your sneeze to yourself
Don't share your germs with anyone else
Grab a tissue off the shelf
And keep your sneeze to yourself.
.............Barney and Friends
I did not go to work today because I had a cold. Mmmhmmm, "just" a cold.
I have always wondered about the proprietry of calling in sick because of a common cold. I mean, it's not like you are dying! However, I was at work yesterday and went through so many tissues, sneeze, had to wash my hands so many times, sneeze, talk to people, sneeze, cry off a meeting, sneeze, attend to a few "clients", sneeze. Half my face turned red from all the exertion (I am kinda fair in complexion). I had a headache/eyeache felt miserable. I could not wait for work to end so that I could slink off.
This morning, I woke up feeling better, but determined that I would not go to work today. I'ld rather do all my sneezing at home. Besides, I reasoned, I have my colleagues' interest at heart. I did not want to spread the love...em...germs.
So what do you think? Is the common cold enough reason to call in sick? Or just a lazy person's way of avoiding work?