“I know how you feel.”
You know how I feel? Sir. You have absolutely NO idea how I feel! Whenever I hear something like this, my first reaction is to hurl a shoe at the back of my opponents head. Yes, my opponent. Its war and you are my target. And in war, this is how I would respond. “Oh, you feel as if your insides are shriveling up too? Are you trying to balance the sudden lower back pain that’s inflicting pressure on your right thigh as well? Are you having trouble sitting still for more than 30 minutes because half of your lower stomach feels like it will erupt at any moment?” No? Then I’m quite sure you don’t know how I feel.
Trust me, we know you’re trying to be endearing and relatable. But really, you just can’t relate. And that’s ok! Let’s take a step back and understand that just how there are certain things we can’t understand about men, there are certain things you will never be able to understand about women, like monthly cycles and childbirth. Just hold my hand and pass a heating pad.
What are some things you’ve heard that you’ve hated?