You've been working very hard, too hard in fact. You need a break and you need it now!
You have nothing good to do, just menial, uninteresting stuff that you had to do. You need a break from this mundane phase and you need it now!
This is a guide for those who feel that they need a little adventure in their overworked and/or more-or-less ho hum lives (like mine). A little word of advice, only do this when you have too much work, nothing to do at work, nothing good is on TV or when you have a lot more of sick days to spare. All you need is a little courage; some quick-thinking would be an added privilege.
Disclaimer: I (the author), however, will not, in any way, be responsible for anything that happens to you during your little escapades and will not be associated with any of your activities. A note of warning – this activity could be addictive. If you do not have self-control, please refrain yourself from doing so or improvise your actions. Be creative.
- You have to take account on several factors before you go running into the sky. You don’t want your little trip to be a flop. Make your first journey a success that you’d want to do it again. A few things to consider include destinations, activities, timeframes and excuses.
- Choose a destination that is somehow on the opposite directions of your workplace or some place where the probability of you bumping into your colleagues (or even worse, your boss!) is almost lower than 50%. 10% would be the preferable figure and of course 0% is the ultimate goal.
- If you choose to stay home, then it won’t be a problem.
- The things that you want to do are up to you. The idea is to do something fun and worth doing. Be it going to catch three movies in a row, or go on a picnic by the lake, or trying out futsal at that new place, go shopping for your wardrobe (believe me, it’s much better when there are almost no one at the mall) or even having a quiet afternoon having lunch and a walk in the park later on.
- Be creative and have fun.
4. Time Management
- To avoid any inconveniences, manage your time wisely. Pick a good day to go out. Do not select a day when most of your colleagues are taking leave. Choose some time in the middle of the week; you’ll feel refresh. Picking a day immediately after or before a weekend would be too obvious, but it’s ok if you rarely take sick days and it won’t look too suspicious on your records.
- Check the weather and traffic reports. You don’t want to be soaked while out throwing Frisbee or caught in the jam in a 40 degrees heat wave.
- If you decide to stay in for the day, any day would be fine (although it would be absolutely excellent for a cozy rainy afternoon with hot coco, a great movie and someone in your arms).
- If you decide to call in sick, make sure you sound like you’re sick on the phone. Calling the office right after you wake up might sound like you’re down with something.
- Make sure you’re not around your workplace area to avoid running into people from work.
- If your plan involves other people, you might want to synchronize your excuse/alibi outlines so that it’ll seem more realistic.
6. Miscellaneous Factors
- Always have a Plan B, in case your strategy doesn’t work out. No harm in preparing for Plan C (Having a Plan E would be a little paranoid).
- Wear comfortable attire and shoes.
- Try not to think so much about being guilty. You should have given a thorough thought of all that before doing this. Anyway, if you feel guilty it will show, you might look pretty weird and suspicious and you won't enjoy it.
- And lastly, be creative, be safe and the most important thing, HAVE FUN!!