How NOT to get a day off. . .
Ever wanted to get extra paid days off from work? Here's how NOT to do it: A patient came in with a sore throat and his "rapid strep" test came back positive. I prescribed an antibiotic and wrote a note excusing him from work for two days. Imagine my shock when the patient's workplace called several days later to find out why I felt he needed TWENTY days off from work for a simple strep throat. It turns out, the patient had added a zero to my "2 days" and made it "20 days." Luckily, I had made a copy of the original work excuse, so I FAXed it to the employer. The dishonest employee was fired on the spot.
In the end, he received twenty days off from work, just not in the manner he had hoped.