Sick People Suck in Japan


I'm fed up with sick people in Japan.

I get sick, I stay home and try not to get others sick. My co−workers though come in to work sick therefore getting me sick.

2 days ago I brought back omiyage from Osaka. I put it on the team table. One of my sick co−workers comes over and coughs his sick all over the table. So much for eating the omiyage

Today I go to Subway Sandwich (one of the few places near my work). As the guy is making my sandwich I notice he's sick, sweating with a fever and coughing AS HE'S F*CKING MAKING MY SANDWICH!!! Rather than chew the guy out I just threw the sandwich away.

I get to work a different co−worker who had the good sense to stay home yesterday is in to day coughing and hacking non−stop.


I've been stay at home level sick 3 times in the last 2 months and I can tell given the sick these guys have I haven't had it yet. I'm pissed off enough that I feel like going home just to avoid them and telling my boss I'll be back in when the sick people are no longer there.

Another thing, it's that time of the year when the train aholes (I mean train operators) decide in their infinite wisdom to turn off the air conditioning because it's not hot outside. So, the train becomes the most humid sick infested place in all the world. IMO the train companies should be held liable for all the pain, suffering, medical bills and lost productivity they cause when they do this.

WTF is wrong with these people. You'd think that in a society where not bothering/imposing on others is one of the pillars of their whole way of living that spreading your sick around would be up there with murder but no, to the Japanese missing work is considered putting people out. Of course if they thought it through they'd see that getting everyone sick is the far bigger cost to everyone than missing work for a couple of days.

Osaka, Kobe
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