The Hatchling valiantly did her best to get me to chuck a sickie today and stay home to play Lego with her. I won't pretend I wasn't tempted.
I don't want you to go to work today.
I know, but I have to go. There will be sick people who need my help.
I have an idea! You could call them and tell them that the other doctors will see them instead of you!
Yes! Err, I mean, that would be unfair on the other doctors. Sigh.
And I'd like to mention a devious idea I had today - it occurred to me that if I were to get to work half an hour early, the other people on my shift would see me working hard when they got there and assume that I was on the early shift. Then when the early shift left, I could stick around for another half hour tidying up loose ends then piss off home early myself. I won't pretend I wasn't tempted. So proud right now!