Everyone around here is sick right now—why not reap the benefits? Call or e-mail your boss and say that you caught whatever [enter sick coworker's name here] has. Then the world is yours for a day! Do what you want. Fly to a different city and meet the man/woman of your dreams. Lie around in your underwear taking bong hits and playing video games and eating shitty food. It doesn't matter. The important thing is that you realize this is your time—you have only so much of it in this life. Work will be there tomorrow and the next day, and if this is the thing that gets you fired, you probably didn't want the job all that much anyway. (Anywhere, right now)