a note to my boss
Excuse me, Ma'am? Do I have your attention? Good.
Please don't ever refer to the time that I took off to act as Eric's caregiver as my "vacation" ever again.
Yes, I know that when you look it up in the thesaurus, "vacation" is right there with "sabbatical" and "leave of absence." But your choice of words has resulted in several people asking me, "Where did you go while you were gone?" and, "Did you have fun?"
Granted, those people aren't the ones that we work with on an everyday basis--but the word "vacation" implies beaches, recreation, and freedom. And you are trivializing the hardest three months of my life when you refer to the transplant that way.
So, please stop. Now.
posted by amanda @ 11:08 PM