Man-flu, put simply, is a killer. Unless you’re male, and have had some form of deadly disease, you won’t be able to comprehend what I’m talking about. It comes in many forms but all symptoms are the same. They may include, but are not limited to, moaning, whinging, and whining. There are literally millions of symptoms that go along with man-flu, and to list them al would be pointless and time consuming. Just as there are many symptoms, there are many causes. It can be down to a simple cold, a broken leg or even haemorrhoids. Mine, was caused by a damn burger from McDonald’s.
As I lie here typing, I am sad to say that I have been hit with the latest case of man-flu going around. And, I can safely say that it is one of the worst. My muscles ache. Every one of my little injury niggles are screaming. Even my eye balls are sore. And the worst part of man-flu: There is no cure.
It’s not often I’m sick like this. I can handle the vomiting and the fever. I can even take the hallucinations telling me that it’s being caused by aliens in my knees, and if I lie just right, they’ll go to sleep (true story). But what I really struggle to deal with is the helplessness that is caused by man-flu. And yes, I know what you’re thinking. Why doesn’t he just grow a pair and pull himself towards himself?! But you don’t know! You’re probably sitting there at your desk, or on your couch, eating a nice cheese sandwich without the worry about how soon you might see it again.
So, next time you see someone with a case of man-flu, show some damn empathy and sympathy. He’s not exaggerating. Man-flu is a real danger, and he knows it. Get him some chicken soup. And make him feel better. ‘Cause let’s be honest, there is little more annoying that a whinging man…