ManFAQ Friday: It’s That Time Of Month, Again!

It’s Friday, and that means answer time! For those of you who have commented with questions from previous ManFAQs, thank you. I’m adding yours to the list of questions women have asked about men over the years, and I will answer them all in turn – to continue to demystify the more malodorous gender for those of the gentler.  Actual questions, posed by real women, and answered by a REAL man. What could go wrong?

Question:  Why do men always assume it’s that time of the month?

Answer:   Statistically speaking, he’s got a one in four shot at being right, and since most men will put entire paychecks down on odds worse than that, of course it’s a go-to line.  Second, it gives them the chance to blame something other than ourselves for you being angry – after all, thinks, he couldn’t possibly have done anything to piss you off that badly, right?  If he can rationalize your mood by calling it something else, then he doesn’t have to change his behavior, which would probably involve getting his own beer. 

He could also just be projecting – as we know, we have our own version.

Of course, there’s also that element of flirting with danger – if he assumes it’s that time of the month, and he’s right, and he mentions it, he knows there’s a decent chance you’ll come over there and snap his neck like the weasel he is.  It’s an adrenaline thing, although it’s not usually an inherited trait – a lot of those genes don’t get passed on, if you catch my drift.


Now you know. Please, feel free to comment with any questions you’d like answered!

One Response to “ManFAQ Friday: It’s That Time Of Month, Again!”

  1. I think all men should learn that it is never a great idea to suggest it is that time of the month. Whether or not it is.

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