For those of you not in the know, Deadly Man Flu is defined as:
The condition shared by all males wherein a common illness (usually a mild cold) is presented by the patient as life-threatening.
This is also known as 'Fishing for Sympathy' or 'Chronic Exaggeration'.
When the patient is your boyfriend or husband, he will exhibit the standard symptoms (such as an overwhelming desire for compassion) while simultaneously rejecting any and all efforts you make to placate him.
You: Awww, you poor fella.
Him: I'm DYING!
You: (Soothingly) Oh, you're not dying Cy.
Him: (Indignant) I AM! I have Man Flu!
You: Do you need some sympathy?
Him: Yes! But no one understands my pain...
You: I understa-
Him: NO YOU DO NOT!!! NO ONE UNDERSTAAAAANDS MY PAAAAAAAIN!"
I don't really think Deadly Man Flu is just a man disease though. I feel like crap... AND NO ONE UNDERSTANDS MY PAAAAIN!
*****I'm adding this post to Jenny Matlock's Alphabe-Thursday! Stay tuned next week for "Explotation of" and "Exaggerating about" your husband to make for funnier or more interesting blog posts.