Boss's Brutal Response To Hungover Man's Rubbish Sickie Attempt Goes Viral

"ya f***ing weapon"

We've all been there. A heavy Saturday somehow bleeds into Sunday, and you wake up on the first day of the working week feeling like a rat has died in your head.

You reach for your phone through bleary eyes and guiltily compose what is the very occasional prerogative of any worker in a modern and free society: the sickie text.

Your boss - a reasonable person who has had their own fair share of blow outs in their time - responds with kindness and colludes in the fallacy by giving you their blessing. Not all the time mind. Just this once. Don't make a habit of it.

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At least how that's meant to go. Unless you're Mark McLelland from Glasgow and his boss Greig.

The latest example of an IRL exchange finding its way onto the internet and tickling enough people to go viral, landscape gardener Mark posted the following screenshot of a text conversation captioned 'When you wake up thinking it's Monday morning and text your gaffer wanting a day off.'

The pull a sickie lessons here?

A. Make sure you've checked what day it is first.

B. Come up with something better than 'the runs'.

C. Don't try it in Scotland. They tell it like it is up there.