I’m one of those jerks you work with who never takes Leave, so it piles up and piles up and eventually I find myself in a Must Leave situation, where I’ve stored up the maximum allowable and have to use the remainder or give it up.
That happened years ago, which was my plan all along – store up enough Annual Leave so that every year my new hours are gravy, and I can take loads of time off without ever dipping into that Leave Pool I’ve built up.
Which is a long-winded way of saying I have a couple of days off this week (Thursday and Friday to be exact) and like an IDIOT … I thought “Hey, wouldn’t it be a good idea to schedule my yearly physical on my day off?”
So I’m sitting here all day long DREADING my day off because I have to start it out with my annual physical at 9:20 a.m. 😦 Sure, when it’s done I’ll have the rest of the day and the next to enjoy myself, but it’s all I can think of. And for regular folk who aren’t paranoids like myself, your annual wellness check isn’t something to dread. After all, I’m healthy enough, nothing’s really going on. It’s just that — I think of going to the doctor like going to the Principle’s Office. I’m only there because I was told I had to go, nothing fun is going to come from it, I’ll be given a lecture about everything I’ve been doing wrong, told to stop doing it, and sent marching down the hall to get a vaccine or something.
When did they stop giving out lollipops? Why do adults get the short stick? They take flavoring out of our cold medicines, they stop giving us a sucker after exams … and we have to pay for the privilege!
I’m going to have to treat myself afterward. I’m thinking of buying an iPhone, that might make up for it, depending on how the appointment goes !
To top it all off, I got a sunburn this past weekend. Like an IDIOT, I was outside all day, Saturday and Sunday, and every time I was in the sun did I have sunscreen on? Nope. Didn’t even THINK about it. Which is really freakin’ stupid considering how Scandanavian I am. So I got burned, both of my arms and shoulders, but mostly the right one. And it hurts like a sonofabitch. I haven’t been able to sleep on either side all week, and when they take my blood pressure tomorrow I’m gonna scream. Let alone getting that whooping cough or shingles vaccine :O
Maybe I can get those in the buttcheeks this time.
Thank God I didn’t burn my buttcheeks.