I think PMS should qualify as short term disability. For me at least, I don’t like anybody, I don’t like anything, and I would like to hide and give into every craving I have (chocolate and something salty, always!).
Ok so I’m going through some MAJOR cramps, as i usuallly do each month. It is really painful and I am tired and semi-irritable. The problem is, the world doesn’t just stop because I’m having cramps. I have SO much to do and while I would love to stay in bed and sleep them off while having tea, I can’t.
I am on my period. No I’m not. I am on my period. No I’m not. I am on my period. No I’m not. Get the idea? Seasonique, all the PMS none of the bleeding. Maybe this will work out. No blood is good blood. But the PMS and cramps? Don’t know, maybe that will go away too. Just spotting as of now. Interesting.
It’s a wonder there are any men still walking upright. Most should be doubled over from being punched in the nads by a female between the ages of what? Eleven? and Sixty? If guys had regular pain like women describe, we would be in the fetal position or lined up at the gun counters – hell the RPG counters.
So why don’t HR departments recognize this and give extra days off to women? Name me one job where you want a woman at work who is feeling like this? Waitress? Pilot? Lawyer? Nurse? Cop? Clerk? HR? CEO? POTUS?
This doesn’t deal with the issue of going through menopause either.
Holy Cripes, now who gets my vote for President?
UPDATE: For any readers who are PMSing, this was not meant to be funny. No way. I promise.