I'm playing hookie today. Well, I'm actually taking a mental health day from work. That's what I told them when I called in this morning.
I pride myself on having strong work scruples but I'm honest enough on admitting that I do call in once in a while to give myself a day. Yeah, you're thinking, what about my days off every week? Okay, I get two days off a week like most folks, but what am I doing on those days? Housework, grocery shopping, running around to take care of all the things I don't have time for during the week. Days like today are for me and only me. And it has everything to do with giving my brain a break from the hectic, fast pace things going on at work.
I'm the kind of person who eats through my lunch every day. I rarely call in when I'm sick, unless I'm up-chucking or something. And guess what, so that I didn't leave anything for my co-workers to have to pick up today I made sure there was nothing on my calendar! Wasn't that nice of me?
Don't tell me you've never called in, or played hookie from school when you were growing up either.
I did that, too:)