I took a sick day yesterday, going with the low risk, no-tell-tale-signs-the-next-day excuse of a migraine.
Anyway, sitting back at my computer this morning when my boss walked in. He saw me, immediately started beaming while unleashing a thumbs up from across the room.
'Well well. A fellow migraine sufferer. I get a about 10 of those a year. Hell. Hell aren't they. What kind of symptoms did you have?'
I've never had a migraine, so I sort of mumbled some really generic things before he started listing the stuff that he got, so I just started nodding solemnly and offering affirmations in between each one.
'You get these extreme pains on your temples ('Ooh, such pain'), and blurred vision ('Who's speaking? Come closer') etc. for about three minutes, before he told me that anytime I feel one coming on I'm to ring in and take the day off.
Somehow blagging a day off work has resulted in my getting a free pass to take days off for the rest of my time there, which from our skinflint boss is practically a miracle. I can't help feeling something is going to go wrong to balance out such a stroke of luck.
Anyway, I'm off to Wikipedia to research migraines. If anyone who suffers from them has any stories which I can borrow in future it would be cool too?