So I got sick yesterday, and it got even worse today so I didn't go to school. And not just some cold, I'm talking migraines, sore, inflamed throat that felt like an inferno when I coughed, I got dizzy from sitting up when getting out of bed this morning, had a hard time walking in a fucking straight line and even my goddamn eyeballs hurt for a while! Now after a day of rest and medication I'm feeling a bit better, though nowhere near my usual 100% health but I should be able to go to school tomorrow.
Thing is, about a month ago I signed up to do some volunteer NHS work at the school's concession stand after school for tonight's game. (Don't ask what game 'cause I don't fucking know but I'm assuming it's basketball) My shift was supposed to be from 3:45-6:30, but I figured I shouldn't be passing food to people when I'm this sick. So I did what I was supposed to do and called it in this morning to let them know I wouldn't be able to come. But at 3 o'clock they decided to call me back and say that it was fine that I missed so long as I got a replacement.
A fucking replacement.
How the hell was I supposed to find a replacement for my shift that started in exactly 45 minutes?! Not only is that really fucking short notice for me to spring on someone, but who exactly was I supposed to get? It's not like I have all of the NHS members numbers preprogrammed into my phone! But apparently that's the rule if I have to miss out on volunteer work, but for fuck's sake it's not like I planned on getting sick!
Due to my limited options I decided the only thing I could do was suck it up and go anyway, since I had slightly improved health-wise over the course of the day. Except my mom wouldn't let me go! I tried to explain to her how much trouble I would get in if I didn't go but either I was bad at explaining or she just doesn't get it or she's just stubborn because no matter what I said she refused to let me go, saying if I was too sick for school I'm too sick for volunteer work. I'm not entirely sure how much trouble I'm gonna get into for "skipping" and failing to find a replacement, but I do know that I'm really in the dog house now...