Today, the chair two seats down from me, usually occupied by one of my friends, was empty.
She was allegedly home sick with a sudden onset of flu-like symptoms.
Hence tonight's bedtime beverage of Airborne-laced OJ, and plans for extra sleep tonight.
In related news, the university has implemented an online reporting system for people staying home with flu-like illness. So basically you can sit in the comfort of your living room and go on the school's website and call in sick. No need to go to the doctor or get proof of your illness or anything silly like that.
No, I see absolutely no potential for that system to be abused...