By julichlove - United States - Louisville
Today, I didn't feel like going to work, so I called in sick. Five hours later while out shopping, I got hit by a car at a crosswalk. Now I'm laid-up in the local hospital, really wishing I was with the guys at work. FML
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  MrConcise  |  34

@44 - There are massages that help people like you. Maybe you could actually move your spine horizontally instead of being so stiff.

Sorry, I didn't know a job serving french fries or bagging groceries was a "duty". I'm guessing there was no oath taken that says OP has to be morally upstanding. Nobody will die if he doesn't show up, except for maybe OP when he gets hit by a car.

  ChristinePi  |  36

Don't you think that's a extreme for karma to go to? Maybe them getting caught or something else would be a more appropriate punishment. Someone could have gotten hurt.


No need to tell him anything at all beyond that you have to take medical leave. The hr department might want proof of being in the hospital, but by federal law they can't ask why.

  Summaria  |  10

You can as well go shopping if you are "sick". How else are you supposed to get groceries or medicine? Or would you rather starve at home? Of course it has nothing to do with the "shopping" the OP did but to say you can't go shopping if you're sick is just not right.


Easy explanation. They were out getting medicine at the grocery/pharmacy. OP is going to collect a good check from that car driver, assuming it wasn't a hit and run.

Also, to those who say it's Karma, unless OP is an ER technician and skipping worked cause someone else to die, then this Karma is extremely disproportionate. Apparently people think that skipping on a day at work makes you deserving of being struck by a vehicle at a crosswalk.

  Cathrin  |  26

I saw a similar FML about someone going into a shopping center to buy cold medicine(and getting accused of faking being sick as a result), maybe the OP could have said that?

  sweetnsourrr  |  11

Everyone lies and its very hypocritical to pretend you don't do the same. Although he did lie, I don't think he deserves to get hit by a car...that's a little too much for a lie.

  YepThatsMeee  |  23

Believe it or not: Not everybody lies about being sick because they don't feel like going to work. "Everybody does it" is just a way to justify it to yourself - telling yourself another lie to not feel bad about the first lie.