Was this wrong?
Associate: "I'm about to hack up a lung. I'm thinking of leaving early. Is that ok?"
Lucy: "Then I don't want you around. Beat it."
She laughed, but moments later I thought "Wow, that really wasn't very nice". Where was the "I hope you feel better." or "Go home and take care"? Guess it's just not in me today.
To be honest, I think she's faking it but she's worked so hard all day to cough when she walks by. I figure she's earned an early day just for the effort.