Would someone please go kick this dude in the nuts?

Another school year, another story singing the praises of some kid who made it his entire academic career without ever staying home a day. This year’s wannabe Typhoid Mary is Justin from Brentsville, near Mansassas.

Do we really need to run these stories every year promoting this irresponsible behavior? These guys grow up into those tools who show up for a meeting looking like death warmed over, sneezing into their hands and then touching things in the workplace. On behalf of all the rest of us who did take sick days, many times because we caught something from you when you wouldn’t stay the frak home when you were almost dead and mightily contagious, I say THANKS FOR NOTHING.

The streak was in serious jeopardy in elementary school when Forman’s third-grade teacher nearly sent him home sick.

“My teacher came up to me and said, ‘Justin, you are turning green, you need to go home.’ And I was like, ‘No, just let me stay for a little longer.”

Someone find me that teacher so I can kick him/her in the shin. From the CDC:

Stay home when you are sick.
If possible, stay home from work, school, and errands when you are sick. You will help prevent others from catching your illness.

This post appeared in its original form at DC Metblogs

Well I used to say something in my profile about not quite being a “tinker, tailor, soldier, or spy” but Tom stole that for our about us page, so I guess I’ll have to find another way to express that I am a man of many interests.

Hmm, guess I just did.

My tastes run the gamut from sophomoric to Shakespeare and in my “professional” life I’ve sold things, served beer, written software, and carried heavy objects… sometimes at the same place. It’s that range of loves and activities that makes it so easy for me to love DC – we’ve got it all.


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