I still felt as weak as a kitten but I had to come into work as I was so worried that I'd gone over the 5% sickness allowance. Jess worked it out for me again and confirmed that I was over 6% now. She said not to worry because George often didn't bother to work out the percentage and when he did, he usually got it wrong. I watched George nervously, but he had his head down -he must be really busy. Lucy wasn't in today, so that was probably why.
Jess thought Lucy might still be upset after Friday's team meeting. The vote had, amazingly, been 15 "Unfairs" and 3 "Couldn't Give A Shits". I said "But I voted Fair!” When I asked Cathy why she hadn't registered my vote, she said she'd thought I'd just been doing facial exercises, in an attempt to get rid of my jowels.
I hated to think of Lucy being upset. I got her number from Jess's phone and texted her to say I hoped she was ok and to let her know that I had voted "Fair". I added a whole row of smiley faces. Should I put an "x" right at the end? I added it, then deleted it, then added it again. It was a bit difficult to concentrate as I was trying to read out a legal disclaimer paragraph to a customer at the same time. I decided to skip the complicated bits.
I panicked when I saw Kate, our manager, walking towards me. I tried to turn my phone off, but hit the Send button instead. I'd sent a kiss to Lucy! Whatever would she think?