I am cranky. I have an evil cold complete with endless cough, which, considering all the plagues going around at work, could be a lot worse, but I feel like I've been sick for MONTHS. This is ridiculous. Worse, our scheduler and I put in all kinds of time so I could get time to go see my dad without having to take PTO. I'm working a bunch of crazy-ass stretches of shifts which include Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, NYE, and New Year's Day to do this. And he's immune compromised, so now I'm not even sure I should go, although I don't have a fever and probably feel way sicker than I actually am. Last night was eerily not ass-kicking, so I expect the apocalypse tonight. For the uninitiated, here is what you find in the ER on winter holidays:
Ah well. This morning was actually kind of cheerful. Our manager and DON actually came in early and said Merry Christmas to everyone. Goodwill spilled out of everyone for, like, 20 minutes or something. Maybe tonight will be fun. If it's possible to have fun at work, my coworkers will find a way to do it.