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The rise of the "pull a sickie" culture.

Not too many years ago we lived in socially different times, we all agreed on the way we raised our children and as old-fashioned as these ways now seem they got humanity thus far.   797 more words


"Maybe you should see a doctor."

Doctors? Who has time for going to the doctor?

“I don’t have a doctor.” I answer truthfully. In fact, I’ve never had a doctor; I can count the number of physicals I’ve had on one hand. 637 more words

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My Hero

admit it – who hasn’t pulled a ‘sickie’ once in a while?

we’re amateurs, though, when compared to AK Verma, an electrical engineer in India who was finally sacked by his employer for failing to turn up for work for the past 24 years – … 94 more words


Medical Seclusion

There was a truly desperate sparrow outside my apartment building this morning. 35 degrees Fareinheit and raining and that little bird was taking a most enthusiastic bath in a puddle. 1,079 more words

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Italian Cops Cop Out

being ill sucks at any time, but especially so over the festive season when everyone else is partying

spare a thought then for the 83% of cops in Rome who phoned in sick on New Years Eve – … 20 more words



So much so for a Christmassy start…

I just lay in bed with a cold all day. There used to be a time when any sort of illness would make me nervous, but today I felt like I was 10 again- enjoying that groggy, lumpy feeling and having an excuse to stare at my toes for hours. 13 more words

What's the statute of limitations on a sickie?

7th November 2014 – Docs in the house (Sony Xperia Z2)

I’m not comfortable in a world where ‘the 1990’s’ is a legitimate theme for a party… 27 more words

24 Hours A Thousand Word Essay - Sept To Dec 2002