just to vent a bit
That time I had an emergency
So this story has no moral or lesson, I am just genuinely blown away with how all of this unfolded and thought it would be funny to share with all of you. Sometimes I just want to gripe about things like this and not have a resolution.
I have a disease called trigeminal neuralgia, look it up for more info but the summary is the nerves in your face/jaw/temple branched areas are inflamed and cause throbbing pain at times. I have joked with my neurologist for here that its like nerve herpes, comes and goes as pleases and can lay dormat for a long time. Today I was struggling with my head, I have it very easy with my issues compared to others. But shit today was tough.
So I didn’t want to call in, I had a lot to do and wanted to give it a go today. Came in and had to let 3 people know I am pushing our training back a day because I had a personal emergency that may take me out of the office. The history with these 3 and me is up and down, and I don’t necessarily feel like I need to explain my personal health issues to people that work on my team. I wouldn’t ask them for non-relevant information to the job, if you are unable to work go home and get better is all I need. This is also the rules at the place I work. And for today I told them if they wanted we could have lunch together and I would treat to pizza. Its important to note, this is not a company pizza party….those are empty gestures. This was me offering to have some time with them over lunch and I would pay, everyone was on board.
Well when I get in today and let them know I may not be able to stay due to a personal emergent situation that came up suddenly, I got 2 types of replies from these 3. 2 of them asked if everything was ok, and showed respect to my not wanting to go into detail. They understood and were very professional. The third…..well I couldn’t finish the sentence “I have a personal issue/emergency that may suddenly remove me from the building today and I am pushing everything back one day” before the person interrupted me and stated in what I would consider a douchebag style tone… “Well that sucks for me I didn’t bring a lunch today.”
That’s it, that’s the story right there. I didn’t engage in the conversation about the food with the person after that, they were able to eat a meal, we are surrounded by places to eat and have a cafeteria, and the person stated they could go there to eat when we were finishing our chat.
Have a good one my friends.