The other morning I came into work after calling in sick the previous day due to migraine pain. The moment I got into my building, I had to run to the bathroom to throw up because my head was hurting so bad. Maybe I should have stayed home, but I decided to tough it out.
Ten minutes later, I staggered into my office. As I was taking off my coat, I heard a co-worker say that she really needed a day off work this month, but she had no idea how to get one when all the days off were already scheduled.
“I know. Let’s ask her,” she said, pointing at me. “How do you scam a day off work?”
At first, it didn’t sink in what she was asking me. She really caught me off guard. I was still in brain fog land from my trip to the bathroom. Therefore, I stood there looking like an idiot. Everyone around us laughed and went back to work, including her.
Dazed and confused, I headed to my desk where I sat down and it finally sank in what she had asked. Did they really think I was scamming time off work with my migraines? Maybe I was being too sensitive. Maybe I was taking it the wrong way, but it really hurt my feelings. I’m going through hell and they are thinking who knows what about me.
I know this isn’t a very nice, but I suddenly wished my migraine saint “Migrainelupe” was real and I could ask her to smite them with a super bad migraine, just for one day, just so they could see what it was like. I hate how my co-workers make me feel like I’m back in high school, but it’s just so hard to cope.