Duvet Days & Scrambled Eggs On Toast  

LondonDerriere 36F
1281 posts
11/28/2005 6:44 am

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Duvet Days & Scrambled Eggs On Toast


Yup, shocking I know but today I took a proverbial sickie. Got up, looked out the window, saw what the weather was doing and thought 'fuck that' and went back to bed.

Now before anyone comments on my reprehensible behaviour I should point out that, in my defence, I still can't drive because it hurts my ankle too much and, even with two good feet, it's a 15 minute walk to the bus stop I need and would probably be about a 25 minute hobble into the wind with sleet and rain blowing in my face so, I decided to give it a miss. That said, why do I need to explain myself anyway? Is there anyone here who can put their hand on their heart and swear truthfully that they've never pretended to be under the weather to grab an extra day off?

Oh, and in case anyone was wondering, the only person in my bed was me (unless you count Kimi, my flat-mate's cat, who was purring away contentedly at the foot of MY bed and being a very good live hot-water bottle).

So, unfortunately, nice as the idea may be, it's pretty well impossible to spend a whole day under the duvet. There are those annoying little physiological needs that have to be satisfied, like hunger for example (there are others, but you don't really need the details).

So rummaging about in the kitchen to see what I could rustle up, I remembered there were some eggs in the fridge. A few seconds later, two of them were mixed with some milk, a pinch of salt, some black pepper and some grated cheddar and were being whisked briskly in the frying pan before being deposited on a slice of lightly buttered (well low fat spread but low fat spreaded doesn't sound right) toast. A few minutes later, said nourishment had been transferred from my plate to my stomach, washed down with a nice, not mug of coffee and now, I think, I'm going to return to the comforts of my bed, but probably not before I have to reclaim it from Kimi.

Ho hum.

Anyway, at least now you'll never have to ask how I like my eggs in the morning

tl9en
(T )
46M

11/28/2005 7:32 am

And, if nothing else, it saves you from having to issue that most ego-deflating of responses, 'unfertilised'.

Weather is equally crap here in Edinburgh so I may just be forced to join you (in a manner of speaking).

T


GentlemanLeisure 54M
192 posts
11/28/2005 8:21 am

wait... my flat cat's also called Kimi - we have something in common, after all!
How should we celebrate?

I know. You do the scrambled eggs, I'll get the smoked salmon..
Yippee!!


bobbydazzler69x 46M

11/28/2005 9:22 am

This is all getting a bit eggsistential.

Sartre


rm_art_persists 51M
1789 posts
11/28/2005 8:15 pm

yes, gotta admit I've blown off work/school/ other commitments to just lie around in bed. comes with guilt so I try not to do it anymore. If you can avoid the guilt, it's great!


smackyman 46M
3844 posts
11/29/2005 5:13 am

With the shape of your ankle, no one would ever question you not coming into work. Everyone needs a bit of an unscheduled break now and again. And with having your mobility restricted I'm sure you are bit fed up with it and need a bit of a break away from responsibility.
By the way - going from a DP post to one about breakfast...suddenly I don't feel so hungry! *grin*


LondonDerriere 36F
157 posts
11/29/2005 8:25 am

It wasn't breakfast, it was lunch...


LondonDerriere 36F
157 posts
11/29/2005 1:55 pm

    Quoting rm_agoigo:
    Is there anyone here who can put their hand on their heart and swear truthfully that they've never pretended to be under the weather to grab an extra day off?

    Yeah! Just this week, I continued to ride my bike to school despite intense muscle pain in my back. I finally figured out how I injured it, when my girlfriend kneed me in the exact same spot in her sleep the other night (cold feet repositioning). I guess it's called a work ethic, as I've hardly ever missed any days of work, or school. Actually, between 2nd grade and high school graduation, I was one day up on a perfect attendance record, because I drove into school when the bus didn't run on a snow day for bus students. In college, I think I missed about 3 classes in 6 years. I guess it goes along with being honest and dependable. I know, it's a dirty job, but somebody has to do it.
Which, I guess means one of two things...

Either:

1) You're incredibly healthy and never need to take time off, in which case, congratulations

or

2) You're one of those incredibly 'brave' individuals, who soldiers on regardless with no thought for others, spreading your germs wherever you go, in which case, shame on you.


okcomputer4 44M

11/29/2005 2:39 pm

Well for God's sakes, for someone who lives so close by, you never let ME cook you breakfast.....


Smouldering_Eyes 43F
35 posts
12/2/2005 3:31 pm

Being self-employed, there's not really much point me taking sickies since my boss would know I was pulling a fast one (my head hurts just contemplating the illogicalities of that statement).

But, in fairness, having experienced a badly sprained ankle myself, I can fully understand your reluctance to hobbling any distance to catch a bus, even when the weather is good.

Take care and hope you're back on both feet soon.

Fi xo.


Smouldering_Eyes 43F
35 posts
12/2/2005 3:34 pm

    Quoting rm_agoigo:
    Is there anyone here who can put their hand on their heart and swear truthfully that they've never pretended to be under the weather to grab an extra day off?

    Yeah! Just this week, I continued to ride my bike to school despite intense muscle pain in my back. I finally figured out how I injured it, when my girlfriend kneed me in the exact same spot in her sleep the other night (cold feet repositioning). I guess it's called a work ethic, as I've hardly ever missed any days of work, or school. Actually, between 2nd grade and high school graduation, I was one day up on a perfect attendance record, because I drove into school when the bus didn't run on a snow day for bus students. In college, I think I missed about 3 classes in 6 years. I guess it goes along with being honest and dependable. I know, it's a dirty job, but somebody has to do it.
Nothing wrong with being honest but I'm with Shelley on this one; if you've got a cold or 'flu I'd far rather you kept it to yourself.


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