One of my coworkers wants me to stop checking my blood sugar at work.
Let me explain. I have diabetes, and as my diagosis involved almost dying I take it seriously. So I’m on tight control, which means checking my glucose level a lot, which means pricking my finger thusa lot: immediately upon waking, two hours after every meal, and immediately before bed. This doesn’t bother me; I make sort of a game of it, and it’s a tiny, tiny prick involving a tiny, tiny drop of blood.
At job number one, we all have cubicles. On average I check my glucose level at my desk twice during the day. A woman who works two rows away–i.e., in a position from which only Clark Kent could see my desk–recently complained to the big boss about my diabetes routine. The boss called us into his office and asked me to explain to her what I am doing; she still complains. The mere knowledge of what I’m doing bothers me, she claimed, even more than the scent of my blood. :rolleyes: She’d really like me to stop checking ENTIRELY at work–not even in the bathroom–as she needs more sensitivity to her needle phobia. She advises me to check only once a day, because, she claims, her cousin is a doctor and assures her that if the fasting sugar level is fine, the blood sugar level cannot possibly go low or high during the day.
She is, in short, a moron.
I’m sure some of you known have even more moronic coworkers, though.