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Semi ethical dilemma: what would you do?

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Jan 4, 2007
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ok, today my bf and I went to watch the beginning of the sydney to hobart yacht race from sydney heads. It was an absolutely beautiful day and as a result the area around the best viewing places were swarming with people. Because of this we had to park quite far back and ended up having to walk a good 45 minutes to get to the beach we ended up watching the race from.

I wasnt expecting to walk so far and so I was only wearing simple jelly bean flip flops which ended up creating massive deep blisters on the balls and heels of my feet.

Now here is my dilemma:

I'm supposed to be working for 8 hours tomorrow and I cant even stand, let alone walk. I need to tell my boss that I cant work because I'm of this, but blisters seems like such a lame excuse. what would you say to my boss if you were me? would you tell the truth or would you lie and say you'd sprained your ankle or something that sounds worse? (I don't think she's going to believe they're bad enough to take time off work)

I guess I'm just not sure what to say. These blisters have to be seen to be believed. I am hobbling around the house, barely able to move. They're about the size of a grape or larger, and because they're so deep under the skin they wont burst, so it burns to walk and there's a lot of pressure put on them. I actually sat down on the side of the road on the way back to the car and cried.

I want to wait until tomorrow morning to call since maybe I'll be better overnight, and since she's on holiday today I don't want to ruin it for her

I guess while im here, I might as well ask what, if anything, I can do to help heal these blisters as quickly as possible?

what should I do! I'm in so much pain!