I have a cold too but it is not dripping out of my nose yet but my head is exploding and my sinuses are making me want to kill someone but no-one believes me becasue I am not sorting into a tissue yet.
Just put the fear of god into them that it's infectious and you coming in could take out your entire team/shift/office.
Tbh, your description would keep me off work. My brain is not on full power at such times, and it has taken me more time to undo poor-quality work done whilst ill than I would have taken off because I felt lousy.
Well! I was feeling so rough by yesterday afternoon I was considering not coming in today. Both the top suits in the department are working from home atm. One of them has had fluey symptoms and is taking tamiflu. The other had some kind of unspecified illness but we assumed it was serious as he is never off sick and has been walking around with a blood pressure monitor on all the time recently. Anyhow he rang me yesterday to say he wouldn't be in for an indefinite period as he lost 90% of the sight in one eye due to a ministroke
So that trumps my cold. So I shall sit here and sniff and feel sorry for myself (but not that sorry in comparison)