Thursday, January 27, 2011

The man cold

Have you seen the Dayquil commercial advertising Dayquil's power to conquer even the "most horrible man cold?"

I about peed my pants the first time I saw it. And, it's about time that this was broadcast for all the world, particularly the men, to see.

Because, yes, it's true. Men are BABIES when they get sick.

What is it about a cough, some sniffles and a low-grade fever that gets even the most manliest of men lying on the couch in the fetal position moaning as if they're going to die?

Did their mothers coddle them too much when they were children? Can they really not handle the pain? Or does any type of sickness automatically put them in "baby mode", expecting the nearest woman to take care of them?

I think every man that I know, from my father to (I'm sad to say it) Jason gets this way when they are sick. Now sometimes, I can understand why they get this way. Jason had a miserable 24 hour stomach flu a few days ago. He spent about 6 hours on and off with his friend the toilet. He took the day off of work and spent it on the couch. All he really wanted was to sleep, some gatorade and a little bit of applesauce.

But, what I don't get is how men act when they are not that sick. Take for instance, when they have a cold. And act like getting up to change the channel is more difficult that constructing the Hoover Dam. And whining that you are not paying enough attention to them. They expect the world to stop!

I guess what irks me the most is that I am not at all like this when I'm sick. I want to be left alone. Oh, and I'm angry. I'm usually angry because sickness not only makes me feel like crap, it keeps me from getting the thousands of things done that need to be done. It's frustrating.

Also, I've pushed out a kid. No man has done that. And I can guarantee, that no matter how bad your cold is, it's not nearly as bad as going through 18 hours of labor and then ending up with an episiotomy/c-section/stitches/vaginal swelling/hemorrhoids afterwards. Okay?

So, if you're a man in my life and you're reading this... don't take offense. I love you. Just not when you're sick and acting like a teething infant.

Suck it up.

And now I leave you with the Dayquil commercial.



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4 comments:

  1. Dude. Seriously. I could have written this post myself about Chris about two weeks ago.

    Until they push humans our their hoo hahs, they don't get to complain.

    The end.

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  2. LOL! The minute I saw the title of this post, I KNEW I had to read it. All of us were sick with the stomach flu last week and you would think James Bond had 12 cases of it. Even though I'm PREGNANT and was sick, I still managed to feed Indy (even sick, the boy had to eat) and get the dogs outside. He laid around in bed moaning though like he was dying. Good grief.

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  3. You hit the nail on the head with this one!!! Men are impossible to deal with when they are "ill." If you haven't seen it, yet absolutely MUST watch this British version. Makes me fall out of my chair:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rXLHWmjA5IE

    Thank you so much for joining my party. (and for linking back!! I really appreciate that!!)

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  4. Ha Ha Ha Hilarious. I laughed so hard when I first saw this commercial! I am a new follower of your blog. I just moved to Texas because of my boyfriend's job in July so I think I'm going to enjoy your blog.

    www.theelephantstrunk42.blogspot.com

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