This Friday is National Call-Out-Sick-From-Work-To-Stay-Home-And-Pull-Garlic-Mustard-Before-It-Goes-To-Seed Day. So start thinking up your excuses now people, because those things are about to BLOW. 

I have a special hatey feeling for Garlic Mustard, as it really shouldn't be composted,since it continues to go to seed even if you pull it in time, it should be bagged and hauled away to a dump- which just isn't right. Or it can be burned, which also seems like more effort than it deserves.

I'm training my kid to pull these jerks. It's an old family tradition, since I was paid to pull them once I got just a little bit older than she is. 

So you have a whole week to work up a story. Start with a little cough on Monday and crescendo up to fake sneezing all over the office on Thursday. Make a big show of talking about going out to a possibly dodgy new sushi bar on Thursday night. I like faking pink eye. That's sort of my go-to...


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