Pizza Hut employee’s sick note goes viral on Reddit

A sick note, written by a Canadian doctor, has gone viral on Reddit after hilariously bringing into question the practicality of sick notes in general.

The note was written for teenager Kirby Reding, an employee of chain restaurant Pizza Hut, after he called in sick for having a cold.

“Kirby has had, by their own report, a cold today and sensibly stayed home from work rather than spreading this to his colleagues/customers,” it read. “I have no test for the common cold and therefore believe him/her, however, you feel his time and mine should be wasted by making him sit in the walk in clinic for hours and me spending time writing a sick note that I could be spending on people who genuinely need attention.”

The thread went viral in mere days, racking up almost 5,000 comments.

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