This doesn't hurt either
Now if that’s not a true statement I don’t know what is.
I’m sorry I’ve skipped a couple of posts. I’ve been dealing with this health issue, which turns out to be a nasty cold plus a sinus infection on top of that. Yikes! I’ve been working when I can but have taken a couple of days off in between to gather myself and try to get over this. What a nasty business. I’ve tried every cold med out there and also hot toddies at night. I remember my grandma making those for us on the farm years ago. They warm you up and put you to sleep…for a while.
So to fill you in a little, I got sick a week ago Monday. Naturally, I was working in the coldest spot in the store that day and I think it did me in, or perhaps I wouldn’t be in this shape, even if I did end up with a cold. I’m rarely sick, but when I am, I’m really sick.
I wore four layers of clothes that day, plus insulated socks because December and January is the worst for cold around here. I want to be as prepared as I can be because you never know exactly where you might end up working that day. I was thankful I had all those clothes on but…as it turned out; I was shivering for the last hour and a half of my shift. Truth be told, I really didn’t think I would make it…but I did through fortitude.
It didn’t help that I had a nasty customer that was so upset because I actually had to cook something before I could put it out. That never ceases to amaze me that people think they can eat things frozen, or raw. It was obvious he was eating and not shopping. He had no shopping cart. Most of the eaters don’t unless it’s to stack samples in. I did my best to be polite and told him to come back for a sample. Of course, this type never does and just stomps off after some choice words.
I was feeling bad enough anyway because I was getting sick. The next customer was a gem of a human being and the reason why it’s worth doing this job. She and her husband came up next and couldn’t believe the way the man acted. She told me all of us were under-appreciated, but she sincerely appreciates all our dedication to the job. She was so nice and so was he. She even gave me a hug. I really needed one about then.
There are always nice people out there and ones having a bad day. I thought about that many times since.
I was so glad to get out of there that night and once home, I ripped off all my clothes (like peeling an onion - there are so many layers) and I went straight to bed. Hubby took my temp and it was 102. I couldn’t get warm, but finally did. Needless to say, I called in sick the next day. The first time I’ve done that at this job. I really didn’t have a choice.
I’ve been to work a few days since but finally went to the doctor yesterday after they told me at work I sounded horrible. Laryngitis had set in by the end of my shift on Saturday. Now, I have lots of meds and am doing very little talking because of all the coughing, so I communicate with hubby using sticky notes. I’m sure he’s fine with that because I always do talk too much.
Next post will be about my candy road show experience at work. Stay tuned and stay warm and well.