You're running a fever, been up all night puking, and then are expected to travel to your doctor's for a Work Note. What is wrong with this picture?

So, feeling like death, after travelling, you get to spend 1 hour in the Waiting Room...merrily spreading all your viruses and bacteria around...to see the doc...just to verify that you are, indeed, sick...and to get a note for which s/he charges you 20 bucks...plus expensive antibiotics.... Life is good. And did I mention that it was only Monday?