Well, Gilbert (my DH) got the flu Sunday, and Monday was the 1st day that he missed from work, due to illness.
He was in bed, ALL day - sleeping... taking tylenols, shivering, hot, shivering, hot, etc...
Finally, at supper time he was able to sit at the table and eat, with me.
Here's how the conversation went:
Me: You know, that it might not have been proven, but usually men are sicker than women. (trying to be diplomatic)
Him: Well, everyone knows that a "Man Flu" is worst than a woman flu!
Me: (trying not to laugh)... A "MAN FLU"?!?!? Aaaah, you really BELIEVE that?
Him: Yes. It's a known fact. It was on the TV, the other day.
Me: Yah, well, they were probably joking!
Him: No, I don't think so.
At this point, I realize that he's been ill, all day, but I'm wondering if he REALLY means what he's saying! Maybe the "flu" affected his brain, somewhat.
Me: Well, I can't understand... men are SOOO much stronger than women. You're telling me that this "man flu" is worst than a "woman flu"?
Him: Well YES! You women couldn't survive a "man flu"!
Me: Well, maybe we should write to Tylenol and ask them to invent a "man flu pill".
Him: Yes, that's a very good idea! We should do that.
Continuation of conversation, this evening:
Me: What makes you think you've never gotten a "woman flu" before?
Him: Oh, men get them all the time. It's just a little nose twitch and then it's gone! It's so minor, we don't even bother mentioning it!
Anyway, I think he actually believes these thoughts! Me, I just laughed them off! LOL
Later on, in the evening, my Mom called and I told her about our conversation.. She was laughing SOO HARD!!! I just ended up shaking my head, on Gilbert's theory. LOL
P.S. Sent a copy of this to my sister. She wrote back, saying that she didn't plan on telling HER DH - She'd never live it down!" LOL
NOTE: Wrote this last Tuesday and posted it on the DJalternatelist.... Since then, I've gotten the "woman flu", I guess, and I feel like crap! Anyhow, thought I'd post this on my Blog. *s*
Sunday on Tiananmen Square.
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