Tuesday, July 11, 2006

You're Not Taking One For The Team

Memo to people who show up to work with a hacking cough that won't quit:

The first time we ask if you want some cough drops, it's out of concern for you. The second time we're hinting that the racket is distracting us from doing our jobs. The third time we offer we are subtly suggesting that we don't care what it takes -- including your death from emphysema -- we just want you to shut up.

When you're at work sounding like you're trying to cough up a Mini Cooper, our sympathy ends in the first ten minutes. If it's going to be an all-day affair, do us a favor: Stay home and annoy your family instead of us. We have work to do.

Thank you.

1 comment:

A Girl From Texas said...

Ah, yes, the "martyr" syndrome.... Don't you just love 'em.