Now, a sore throat in and of itself does not necessarily indicate anything. Hell, it could even be psychosomatic, considering that I really didn't want to get out of bed this morning. But when combined with the facts that half the people I know are sick, a flu epidemic is raging, and I made the grievious error of loudly proclaiming on multiple occasions that "I don't get the flu."
...Okay, I started this entry an hour ago before running errands and I'm already feeling worse, plus a co-worker says I'm starting to sound scratchy. That does it. If I'm not feeling better soon, I'm going home. What's the point of having sick leave if you don't use it when you're sick?