“Shit! Shit! Shit!” I whipped open the office door before rushing inside, having made a mad dash from my car to the entrance across the parking lot. Rain was coming down in sheets. It had been for days, and even my raincoat wasn’t enough to prevent me from getting wet this time. I didn’t know what was worse. The weather, or how awful work had been recently.
I recalled the events of the past week, wondering why I just hadn’t called out today. I’d dealt with a few too many irate customers for reasons out of my control, those who were responsible had since been terminated which resulted in a higher workload f
“Yeah...see you tomorrow...hopefully…” I hung up the call on my cell before I collapsed into bed, groaning into my pillow. Knocking the tissue box from my nightstand, I grunted before my girlfriend walked in, handing me the box so I could attempt to stem the flood from my nose. “Thanks…”
“You call out?” She was in her usual business attire, getting reading for another day at the massive office building she’d scored a legal assistant position in. I slowly sat up, hair going everywhere as I sniffled.
“Yeah...I feel awful…” I coughed again before letting myself fa