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Friday, March 05, 2010

Flemmy Loogies

I worked only two half-day assignments this week. Took myself off the sub list for today to go out and find me some drugs for the hacking-cough-flemmy-loogie thing that’s going around.

Several people I know have had it for a month or more. At Claudette's suggestion I tried Mucinex-D and seems to get me through the night and the next morning. I just hope it gets me through four subbing assignments starting Monday.

I would have taken myself off the list for the next week, but a teacher actually begged me to take her class for two days. She insisted they were a great class.

Wanting to say "no", I agreed figuring I'd still have the rest of the week off.

Then I get a call the next day at home from another teacher at the same school: "I know you're already subbing for Ms. F on Mon/Tues so can I have you for Wed/Thur?"

Now how is it going to look at this point if I already said "yes" to one and "no" to her friend?

So now I'm working MOST of next week and counting pills to see if I can make it through to next Friday.

I wonder how many boxes of the stuff I can buy before the government thinks I’m a PCP chemist?

3 comments:

GT Goddess said...

I think there should be a legal excuse "but officer ... I'm a substitute teacher!" I think it justifies most bad behavior.

Jene said...

Just go with mom and each of you buy a box. That's what we do here.

Theresa Milstein said...

There's nothing worse than being sick and having to work. Unlike regular teachers, if we subs don't work, we don't get paid. The last week, when I sub, I sound like I'm coughing up a lung. Feel better!