I know it is dumb but I feel like my man cold is waaayyyy worse than it really is which is a runny nose, slight headaches and a tired feeling.
Which reminds me of an old joke (by Paula Poundstone?)
“They say the only sure things in life are death and taxes, but once you take out the taxes it’s really just a kind of ‘worn out’ feeling.”
I don’t expect (or deserve) sympathy but it sure does feel miserable to me. Why do we men have such trouble with a simple cold when women just go about their business?
Is there a medical reason why men do worse with simple colds than women? Spoiler alert if you follow that link – No.
The reasons are psychological and basically we are whiners when we get colds.