People keep telling me that I “don’t look sick” whatever that means.
I informed my students that I was sick which was why I wasn’t going to talk a whole lot. At the end of the class, a student came up to me.
“Are you sure you are sick?” she asked while I squinted, trying to keep her in focus. “You look very healthy.”
After I left the classroom and went to my office, making an effort to walk in a straight line, I met a colleague who started telling me a long and convoluted story.
“I’m sorry, I have a very hard time following this,” I confessed. “I’m very sick.”
“Really?” the colleague asked sarcastically. “You don’t look sick.”
Then, I went to the coffee-shop and asked for some hot water to dilute my medication.
“I know, I know,” I said in response to the barista’s suspicious stare. “I don’t look sick.”
“If you are hoping that your prof will believe you and let you go home, you are not doing a very good job,” the barista responded.
Now I’m wondering, what do people do that I’m not doing right now to look convincingly sick?
P.S. Yes, the reason why my writing has become so lousy is because I’M SICK!