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24 February 2012 (Terrible Timing)

February 24, 2012

I was starting to feel a bit sick last evening, enough to contemplate calling in sick, but I felt better this morning so I headed off to work as usual.

But as the day went on, I started to feel the sick symptoms again. I considered leaving early, but by the time I felt bad enough to really think so it was already 11 and on Fridays we usually finish around noon. I figured I could bear another hour.

Then out of the blue my boss suddenly made an announcement that today! We are going to do a big cleaning! (Something that is done only once or twice a year, may I add!)

“Big cleaning” in our workplace isn’t even as bad as it sounds. Most of what has to be moved are on wheels, and the floor is tiled, so it was just moving everything off to one side, hosing the floor, scrubbing off whatever didn’t wash away with the water, then clearing everything with a squeegee. But to a weakened body, every extra movement was… painfully felt, I must say.

But when my boss came beaming with her brilliant idea, I couldn’t tell her that, um, actually, I wasn’t feeling very well…? Totally missed my timing.

So that is how I ended up working an hour more than usual, and when I finally reached home and told everything to Yuval, I couldn’t help laughing about it all. My boss had to choose today, out of all days, to do the once or twice in a year big cleaning. And I of course, had to be the idiot who just didn’t call in sick. Ha ha ha ha!! It all just made me laugh harder.

And once I got the laughs out of my system, I went straight to bed.

昨日の夜からちょっと具合が悪く今日仕事を休もうかとも思ったくらいでしたが
今朝起きたら大丈夫そうだったのでいつも通り職場へ。

しかし働き始めたらやはり体調が万全でないことを実感。
早退しようかな、でももうちょっと頑張れそうだな、なんて思いながら
気付いたら時間はもう11時を過ぎていました。
金曜日は通常12時頃には終了するので、
もうあと1時間切ってるなら我慢できるかなと思ったのです。

そうしたら何を思ったのか上司がすごいはりきった様子で突然、
今日は職場の大掃除をしよう!と言ってきました。
(ちなみにこの大掃除は年に1、2回するようなまれなものです)
大掃除といってもキャスター付きのものを動かして、
タイルに水を流し、それで流れないゴミをこすり落とし、
そのゴミをまた流す、とそんな大げさなことではありません。
でも弱った体にはいちいちの動作がこたえる、こたえる。

しかし満面の笑みで上司にさて大掃除!と言われた瞬間、
あの実は私具合が悪くて、、、とはさすがに言えない。
タイミング逃し過ぎですよね。

という訳で普段より1時間多く働き、
やっと家にたどり着いてユバルに全てを話したら
なんかおかしくなってしまって、二人で笑ってしまいました。
年に1、2回する大掃除をよりによってこの日にするなんて〜。
最初から具合悪いって言わない自分がばか〜。
ははははは〜!

よく笑った後は痛い頭を抱えてベッドにもぐります、、。

Much love,
Kaori

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