Aarrgggh. My town is the circus city capital, and that day just so happens that the circus city days parade is that day!
PERFECT FOR THE PHOTOWALK.
Guess who got scheduled for FOUR MEASLY HOURS of that day... DURING the parade.
What a load of crap.
Oh, dear, that's a mighty nasty cough you have. I do hope it doesn't develop further into a bad chest cold and keep you from your duties.... in say, about 10 days from now. I think you'll be feeling just fine again in about two week.
I know, I know, it doesn't really work that way... Is there anyone you can swap shifts with? Is the parade televised and do you have access to a TV at work? Would be a funny pic to have you bored and obviously at work with the happy circus parade on TV in the background.