I have a rotten cold (is there another kind?) – cough, sneezing, drippy nose – but not bad enough to warrant skipping work.
I have my own office, I don’t handle food, I’m not in health care – I can keep a bit of distance from everyone, so figure it’s okay to go to work. I cover my mouth, wash my hands frequently, try not to breathe on anyone. Heck, everyone else has a cold anyway.
But I was chastised (albeit gently) today by a co-worker for blowing my nose where people could see me doing it. Have I missed something?
Is it not OK to blow in a semi-public place? Using a tissue? I didn’t even peek at the contents of the tissue when I was through. It was either blow or drip – and what would I do with the drippings? (And don’t say “make gravy”.)
Am I ill-bred? Can I stay home tomorrow?