The only thing worse than being sick, is being sick on a vacation day or a holiday. I've managed to do both this week. I started feeling under the weather the day after Thanksgiving and I got the full brunt of it on Sunday. One of my friends from out of town was visiting for a few days, so I took Monday off to spend time with him, and there I was coughing, having trouble swallowing and basically feeling like shit warmed over.
I used to think the worst thing in the world was taking a sick day because I was actually sick, but that was when I hardly ever got sick. Now, I seem to get 4 or 5 bad colds a year and the flu every other year or so. I hate getting older.