Me, Myself and Mayvelous

My nose on strike.

Since last week my “nose” wanted to take a sick leave and I wouldn’t let it.
Though I know it works so hard through out the year, everyday, every minute, each and every second, I can’t spare one single day off for my dear nose. I just couldn’t cope without it.

So today it paired up with his buddy “throat” and took industrial action. Because their demands were not met and suffered many unfavorable condition, they had no choice but to take a rightful demonstration against me.

Their union raps, my head and my eyes, joined in very soon and gave me a big headache with heated arguments (sore eyes). My nose stopped transporting the normal stocks (O2, CO2) and started throwing wastes (blocked & running nose). Due to excessive damage I had to employ some guards to control the area. (tissues). My throat done the worst painful effect on me, refusing to accept any bribe (food) and shouted back at me (cough).

Due to their united action against me, my whole system messed up and had to seek some help from the emergency sector (Paracetamol). I decided to check upon their demands and see what I can do to fulfill some of it, such as :

  • Improve working environment for “nose” (picking it regularly),
  • Reducing night shift for my eyes and let him take day shift only (take good night sleeps)
  • Some bonus for throat (eating vegetables, fruits & drinking juices)
  • Reduce amount of work load for my head (not to think too much rubbish)
  • Occasional functions for the whole team (exercise, movie etc).

I guess that should satisfy my “nose” and hopefully back to work again soon. Anymore suggestion on satisfying my team, do let me know.

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    Layout Techniques by Damien du Toit

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