Tuesday, 23 February 2016

Sent Home From Work...

It took a matter of minutes for the caring colleagues to inform me to get out of their presence this morning.  Wrapping hankies over their mouths (including her what gave shared this bug with me in the first place) fingers pointed towards the door and nursing care was not offered.


As the doors were opened and people were arriving I had to deal with them all the while avoiding the glares from several pairs of eyes.  Having dealt efficiently with the visitors without dying in front of them orders were again despatched in my direction from several women now dressed in NHS supplied protective gear.


For years we had stuff such as this poured down our throats in the pretence that it would ease discomfort, lies all lies.  Today the doctors suggest just drink plenty and this not only eases the cough it saves you money, they are right, but nothing stops the blasted thing, nothing!
Anyway having been pointed in the direction of the funeral parlour I took the hint and made for home.  I must say I was rather glad about that and have tomorrow off before returning on Thursday.
Unless still barred that is...



8 comments:

the fly in the web said...

'Phone up the afternoon before and hack and splutter a lot...they could force you to stay at home longer with the football and the toddy...
The mantelpiece might even get a celebratory scrape down...saving time at Christmas...

Look after yourself.

Kay G. said...

Many companies do not pay any sick time anymore, my company included. Therefore, there are always a fair number of people at work coughing and sneezing all over the place. If anyone hints that they might want to go home, you always hear the same thing, "Can't afford it".
(They are happy for you to go home, you just won't get paid for the time off work.)
Hey, hope you feel better soon.

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

So, your upper lip is still quivering?

Lee said...

Best place to be when feeling as you do....home! So remain there filling yourself with fresh, fresh fruits and vegetables...and hot lemon drinks when you go to bed to sweat it out of you!

Do as you're told, Mr. Ad-Man!

Adullamite said...

Fly, Nothing is getting done and Man Flu is blamed, it's not at fault, that's laziness but Man Flu is blamed...

Kay, That is outrageous! It is against UK laws. Shocking.

Lee, Can yu come& do this for me...?

Adullamite said...

Jerry, My lip never quivers, I'm too sick for that.

Mo said...

Why can't we ban coughing sneezing wheezing people the same way we ban refugees. Let the refugees in and send the coughing sneezing wheezing to camps.

Adullamite said...

Mo, That sounds a wee bit draconian, however when I'm over this I will recommend it.