I am proud of the fact that I have not missed a day of school or work due to illness or injury since 5th grade (and that may have been questionable).
However, I am no Cal Ripken Jr.. Ripken is being inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame for good reason. He played in 2,632 consecutive baseball games, and he was a great player.
However, Ripken is no Ernie Tyler. Ernie worked as an umpire attendant for the Baltimore Orioles for 3,769 consecutive games. Not bad. He is missing his first games ever to attend Ripkens induction into the Hall of Fame.