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View Poll Results: Have you called-in-sick in order to roleplay?

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  • I've called-in-sick to work (or school) because of a RPG.

    76 39.18%
  • Not me, I've never called in on account of a RPG.

    91 46.91%
  • I'm a bastion of honesty, I've never called in untruthfully.

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    I also called in sick to see Lord of the Rings when it came out... I don't think I'd do that now though. My job is more important than it was in those days.

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    Times Change

    I chose "I've called-in-sick to work (or school) because of a RPG." because I used to call in for just about any reason at all. In thinking about this question I am disturbed because at some point in the not so distant past, I made a transition to not calling in sick at all even when I am sick. I am not sure when I made that transition, but here I am and I'm not so sure I'm happy about it.

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    your boss is probably pretty happy, though. ^^
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    Quote Originally Posted by SpiffyBananaFoot View Post
    at some point in the not so distant past, I made a transition to not calling in sick at all even when I am sick. I am not sure when I made that transition, but here I am and I'm not so sure I'm happy about it.
    I almost made that transition once... Then I felt like I was dieing inside and called in sick because of that too!!!
    Most men lead lives of quiet desperation.


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    I have never called in sick unless I am sick. That is if I even call in for really being sick the more money I have the more stuff I can buy for my rpg's!
    Chi-Halfling

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    No, I have never called in sick to play a game.

    Ship's Commanding Officers frown on that kind of stuff.

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    I've skipped class because I didn't want to get up, but I don't remember if it was because I gamed late or because I'm lazy The the latter is probably more likely the true cause.
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    I cast my vote for not calling in sick; I've always been an old guy, even when I was ten.

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    I'm counting this as calling in, even though I didn't speak to anyone, but there was at least (though I think only) one occasion that I skipped class (college) because I stayed up late playing D&D and just wanted to keep sleeping. I've never done it for work though, and I'm not sure I could...
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    All the time. all the time. It makes me wonder about my potential value as a prospective employee who costs more than I produce I need to get my act together before grad school. gad zeuks

    Although there are some miraculous things that have happened. Staying up all night playing a game, taking a 7am chemistry final, and acing it. getting a 98% percentile PSAT in highschool after 48 hours of wakefulness and grievous poly-intoxication. etc. But I cannot always rely on good fortune. I need to 'get real'. With my languorous indolence and listless apathy, my lack of willpower and self-discipline, I am terrified of failing in life, at least financially. I am already in a dire financial situation from medical stuff. Ill need loans for grad school.
    But RPGs are the least of many reasons for my current predicament.

    It is a problem that I have never faced any serious consequences for a noncommittal attitude towards school. but then again, chemistry and psats are childrens toys. For some classes (molecular cell, orgo, p-chem) I had to literally compromise my physical health and mental well-being to get As. I had to do this Mary Poppins thing where I told myself
    "now now Jane and Michael, studying for your finals can be a most delightful application! We simply have to make it a game!"
    Last edited by Total Nerd v2.135 (final); 12-11-2008 at 01:07 PM.
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    I voted no, but back in college, I did miss a couple of classes because I was playing a MUD in the computer lab.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rabkala View Post
    I had a girlfriend who was really into the rice cakes. Even bizarre flavored ones that tasted nothing like what they claimed. Then again, compared to her cooking, even rice cakes seemed edible. I guess I would rather die fat and happy if rice cakes were my only option for losing weight.

    Indeed. don't even bother with dieting. just aim for health. Its all genetics. believe me about the genetics thing, no matter people say about stuff like lifestyle.
    "Step one: choose thy lute
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    Quote Originally Posted by Total Nerd v2.135 (final)
    Its all genetics. believe me about the genetics thing, no matter people say about stuff like lifestyle.
    Your post is flatly incorrect as regards diabetes, high blood pressure, and other maladies that are directly related to diet, and lifestyle.

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    Last edited by Total Nerd v2.135 (final); 12-15-2008 at 02:42 PM.
    "Step one: choose thy lute
    Step two: choose thy tune
    Step three: Shred!"
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    Im sure. not that I would know anything about genetics lol.

    clearly, one of these mice is just terribly lazy and gluttonous, im sure!
    guess which one was starved it's whole life?

    "Step one: choose thy lute
    Step two: choose thy tune
    Step three: Shred!"
    --Lute Hero for NWN2

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