The unofficial start of the NCAA Tournament (we won’t count the play-in games) is one of the best days of the calendar year to leave work early. We all know the March Madness drama waits for no one, and some of the afternoon games on Thursday wind up being the best of the entire tournament. Cincinnati coach Mick Cronin realizes this, so he’s trying to help the fans out.
On Wednesday, Cronin posted a doctor’s note he created for Bearcats fans on Twitter. Cincinnati is scheduled to take on Harvard in an intriguing matchup at 2:10 p.m. EST. If you want to leave work early for the game, just print out Dr. Cronin’s whooping cough diagnosis and show it to your boss. There’s no way he or she can ignore it.
I love the disclaimer at the bottom:
“Dr. Cronin is a doctor of basketball (B.D.) and not a real doctor. In case of an emergency you should still call 9-1-1.”
In case of a basketball emergency you should just say you have horrible gas and diarrhea. No one’s going to force you to stick around the office with those symptoms.