5.07.2008

Hints that I should have stayed home today.

Yesterday I sneezed and blew my nose all day. Got home late after helping Lee foil some stained glass, took 2 benadryl, then a night time cold capsule. Collapsed in bed at 8:15.

This morning: don't feel so hot after spending all night switching sides to get the snot out of one side into the other. You know that dance.

I arrived at the building where I start my day.

It started POURING as I pulled in. (I did not have an umbrella, or a hood, or anything even mildly useful to stave off the water.)

I head toward building. I called my co-worker to let me in the door. No answer. I called again. No answer. I alerted her.

Meanwhile I am already sopping wet and huddling near other locked doors. I know that the open doors are around the corner. Think to self "Well, if I'm going to walk there, I may as well go back to my car." Start walking.

Co-worker calls me. I ask "Can you let me in the building?" She hears "Do you need help in the building?" and therefore answers me "No, not really." I say "OK, then I will go to a different building." and I start sobbing. Not just crying, but sobbing. Then I think "Wait. She wouldn't answer me like that." So I call back, still sobbing, and she lets me in.

Now, I am not only completely drenched, but it's obvious I've been crying, and my hands are full of my bags, so I cannot wipe the snot running down from my nose. Nice entrance.... into 2 labs full of High School students and teachers. Excellent.

You can go ahead and laugh if you want... I think it'll be funny... eventually. Everybody needs a good ego bruise now and then.

7 comments:

Katherine said...

oh, poor you! I'm so sorry! Perhaps you could eat some chocolate? Go home early?

133Gardner said...

Gah...
I think you should take the night off. Hope you're feeling better soon. Want me to bring you a puppy?

Katherine said...

Hey, I bet that's just what she wants! A puppy will make her feel better!

Yarnsmith said...

Hey! Whose side are you on, anyway?!

Katherine said...

oops... sorry... I guess if you get a dog, I can come over and pet it and dog-sit, but not have to clean poop...

Katherine said...

maybe you'd better stick with chocolate, huh?

christophertadhankins said...

I can just see that scene, that's no fun. And you couldn't even defend yourself with your hands full....
You could have used your sleeve, Lord knows you'll be needing practice at having other people's (your kids') snot on you down the road! It's not as gross as it sounds.
Ok, it is. I'm lying.