I had a tiny little tickle in my throat. It was no big deal, really, but now my voice sounds a little rough. So I wore a mask yesterday and today. No big whoop.
Then Adriane, the person in charge of scheduling, AKA sick calls, came over to use space in my lab to train someone. "I thought you were kidding when you said you had a tickle in your throat!" Yes. Exactly. That's something I would kid about.
So she called one of the other floats to cover for me. You can tell they're floats; they hover just above the ground. It's adorable, really. The problem? She called the float at 9:30. AM. In the morning.
Well, I couldn't just leave then. No ride! Roommate not done until noon! Sky falling! Run, Chicken Little, run!!!
So we had to discuss it. Loudly. With a lot of arm-waving. Which the float found incredibly funny. Not to mention the trainee.
But I am going home. Because I'm sick.