I’m not in the mood to work. Today is one of those days. When you just don’t want to do what it is you have to do. I just got back from vacation on Wednesday. I only worked a ½ day so I could ease myself back into the work frame of mind. Good thing too – I couldn’t remember passwords, sign-ons and other important info. And I was only gone for a week! (Can you tell I had a relaxing vacation? I’m really good at leaving work at the office.)
My husband got sick though and I got part of his cold. I have a partial cough that is just tickling my throat enough to bother me when I want to talk. I started having coughing fits. So I said “Work makes me sick!” Ha-ha-ha. At least it made me laugh.
Then I was walking through the hall and I was clearing my throat and my boss said “Oh – you caught me!” She was eating chips and salsa at her desk because she had a full-blown case of the munchies. She thought I was clearing my throat about her bag full of chips and jar of salsa. I had to tell her that it wasn’t about her eating habits. I’m glad my cold could provide some good entertainment.
Then I got a major case of the giggles. I blame it on the after-effects of the cold medicine I took. Because I was laughing about emails. Work emails. I emailed a coworker for the status of something, and she sent back 5 emails, my 1st issue plus 4 other issues. For some reason that just hit me funny. I started talking to myself saying “No wonder I don’t like emailing you. I just want one quick answer and you give me tons of work to do.” The really funny part is another co-worker thought I was talking to her and started asked me what I said. Then I really had to chuckle.
Have you ever laughed when someone else had a coughing fit? Sometimes they try to talk and every time they open their mouth it just causes them to cough and cough. As soon as they stop, they stop coughing. I guess since I laughed at my husband having that problem, it’s only fair that it happened to me today.
Who knew being sick could be so fun? I don’t think I would have enjoyed the humor if I felt worse, but it’s nice to know a cold can make you laugh. Any time laughter can make life easier to bear, it’s a good day.