I've just realised why 5 of my colleagues called in sick yesterday.
Yesterday was the Hindu holiday of Holi !
It's actually quite funny when you are in a team of 12, and 5 of your team members calls in sick for the day. And all 5 of them were from India \ South West Asia.
So you've gotta think there must be something fishy going on !
I'm really tempted to send an email with the subject heading "Happy Holi" to those guys. Or I might just go around and do my "Holi" cough instead. But that would be really wicked of me. So I'll try to restrain myself.
Anyway, I hope they had a nice time celebrating... :)