The past week has been horrible. I have been working with a cold all week! -Sore throat, coughing, and a runny nose that had been running nonstop. And it really really sucks working while sick. I have been living on NyQuil, DayQuil, and cough drops all week.
I had a minor common cold, nothing severe. I wasn’t dying or too weak to get out of bed (that’s me when I get the flu). Other than the common cold symptoms, I actually felt okay and had enough strength to work. And it’s not like I can take a whole week off for something so minor. That is like… unheard of. One would be laughed out of the kitchen.
Also, with a cold, taste buds can also deter. I didn’t get any complaints from customers, but I wouldn’t have been surprised if my seasoning on something was off due to not being able to taste something. Ohh..but I did screw up on family meal one night lol. I had taken some Nyquil (got tired of getting drowsy at work, so later I switched to DayQuil). It was late. I was tired and in a hurry to get home, take a hot shower, take more Nyquil and knock the F out. I was making the family meal in a hurry while being sick, drowsy, tired, and unable to taste (not to mention STARVING!!). And some scraps of meat I made apparently did not cook all the way. It was still raw. And I was just too out of it at the time to care.