"W***, Can I help you?"
"Hey John, it's Brian. I'm calling in sick today. My wife and kids have strep throat. I have to stay home to take care of them."
My guilt kicks in. "John, I'm sorry. I called as soon as I knew I wouldn't be able to make it."
"It's O.K. you can't help it."
"Thanks John, hopefully I'll see you tomorrow."
Yippee...I've got the day off. Too bad I don't get to laze around. I get to take care of the bambinos and my beautiful wife.