Thursday, April 22, 2010

mysteries

Sometimes I wonder what would happen if we stopped making the p word, read period, such a big deal. Like what would happen if we girls just stripped it off its glamour, iffy-quotient by being downright causal about it. “Listen guys, I’m chumming today. So I’d like to take it easy ok!” That’s all there is to it. Nice and outright. Deprive it of its mystery rights. Either ways, boys love to arrive at conclusions and the signs are so unmistakable that it all becomes elementary my dear Watson! Jump into conclusions they will. They have little respect for the logistics of biology and the fact that it comes only once a month. Anything is THAT thing. Looking-under-the-weather according to them is a dead giveaway or the legendary stomach pain/back pain (apparently stomach upsets or back sprains are the sole privileges of the male species. If girls have them, it’s DEFINITELY ‘that’!) or that stupid traffic-halting pimple that heralds the misery week like the first flower does of spring “Hello sunshine”!!

But yeah. Why not? Why not drag it down from its embarassment pedestal and make it an insignficant deal? So that we don't have to whisper obviously about it. It's just biology afterall. And its not syphillis, for heavensake! Now that would be a reason to be embarrassed. Why not just come out in the open and let the person decide how they want to handle that particular piece of information. Put the burden on them. Most likely they'd be more embarrassed and that's very well. At least you won't have to be subjected to speculation. And there is a great deal of sympathy involved when boys are let in on the secret! But keep them out and all you'll get is sniggering and adolescent curiosity. Bad enough there is all this mind-numbing pain to deal with. So you we really need to make it some kind of high-profile-embarrassment as well? Such a lot to deal with.

Dealing with 120 hours of downtime is by itself a problem without having to deal with smirking morons. Then there is PMS. It's slander, if anything was. Everything we do is PMS. We're crying, it's PMS. We're yelling, it's PMS. We're fighting, it's PMS. We're sulking, it's PMS. "Nothing serious yaar, I bet she's just PMSing." Either we're PMSing or we're lunatics and we need to be institutionalized. A threat to society, either way. I've not known infuriation like I do when my boy friend asks me, when i'm hauling him up for being a jerk, with much practised concern if I'm PMSing. Just like that he acquits himself of all blame and accredits my foul mood to the chemical imbalance of my hormones. Makes my blood boil. And wringing his neck seems like such a sweet option.

So should we deglamorize it and make it mundane? I don't know. I don't even know why we glamourized it in the first place. Though it WAS a lot of fun to freak nosey, horrid college lecturers by shaking the "female problems" excuse in his terrified face and bunk class. Like i said, they have little respect for the logistics of biology and the fact that it comes only once a month and so the excuse held good every two weeks.

14 comments:

Sharath Kumar R said...

"It's just biology afterall. And its not syphillis, for heavensake!"

Here's a fun fact ... Syphilis can be treated ... 1 week of antibiotics and its bye bye syphilis ...
PMS - it cant be cured (unless you count the torture you put the male species through for those 4 days under the pretext of "it hurts bad and so we're super annoyed ... be glad its only for 4 days at a time!" to vent out ur anger) - and it comes back every goddamn month !

Hmmmmmmm ... If one were to have to put up with the lesser evil - I wonder which one it would be ... That's a Toughie ... Wont u agree !!!

:-P

Sharath Kumar R said...
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Sharath Kumar R said...

"I've not known infuriation like I do when my boy friend asks me, when i'm hauling him up for being a jerk, with much practised concern if I'm PMSing."

We're not being jerks - It's our way of showing innocent empathy ... Just like girls would go upto a guy who just fell off a bike and say "does it hurt!" ...

You don't see us going "Ofcourse it doesnt! I like falling off of a bike at 30 miles an hour ... You should try it ... It's a lot of fun ... Wanna do that on our first date!" ...
We suck it up - and say - "Yes ... It does!" ... End of story !!!


Epiphany anyone !!!

Sharath Kumar R said...

And yes - you're not the first person who's said "We hate it when you men flash the 'Are you PMS'ing' card in our face"

Well ... Face it - It's not going to change !!!
Suck it up ... Be a man !!!
:D

Sharath Kumar R said...

And welcome back Dan ...
I missed your interesting blogs on 'debatable' topics such as this one !!!

MissAnnThrope said...

ha ha i could wring your neck sharath and your comments prove that guys are something to be endured cos you cant be cured!!

Sharath Kumar R said...

Our sentiments about the kind we call 'our better half' too u know !!!
:P

Sharath Kumar R said...

Oh btw - I thought this picture makes total sense with reference to this context ... Enjoy !!!
:D

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_kCMygNiiG94/SZ1y3Ba90mI/AAAAAAAAAus/4k24dRMQbrk/s1600-h/woman+and+periods.jpg

mikimbizi said...

:) Thanks for dropping in. Started reading yours. Really engaging. :)

Take care.

Sigma said...

"Everything we do is PMS. We're crying, it's PMS. We're yelling, it's PMS. We're fighting, it's PMS. We're sulking, it's PMS" .. it is soo irritating when they pass it on as PMS and not even try to know the actual reason behind all of it!!!

Sharath Kumar R said...

@Sigma -

"it is soo irritating when they pass it on as PMS and not even try to know the actual reason behind all of it!!!"

When was the last time a guy "tried to understand the actual reason behind" something a girl was doing and lived to tell the story ???
(Let me help you with the answer ... NEVER !!!)
;-)

G said...

just stumbled across your blog... loved the post !! can;t stop grinning !!! keep up the good writing . i'm a follower now :)

refugee said...

dude... :) were u PMSing when u wrote that?

MissAnnThrope said...

well there you have it...a boy's take. and all the more reason why i wrote it. besides this post was less about pms and more about the inconvenience "that time of the month" is for us girls :)
@ g: thankssssss :)
@refugee: ;)