I'm twenty-one and I just told my boss that I won't be coming in today as I am ill... I am actually a little under the weather with a cold and a sore throat, but am in no way ill enough to warrant calling in sick. I feel super guilty, and also irrationally terrified that someone will find out.
I haven't done this before (or at least not at work; I skipped school regularly when I was suffering from severe depression), and I'm sure I won't do this again. I've been having a rough few days as my rabbit recently died, and I'm feeling really down.