Why is there no sympathy for men when they get an "exclamation point"
Sympathy abounds for women when they get their period, but there is never any such sympathy for men when they get their "exclamation point." I think you can figure out my euphemism for exclamation point. The truth is men have to deal with hormonal issues as well as women. It's not the same, but it does affect men & how they behave. Obviously, I ask this question with more humor on the brain than seriousness, but I would love to hear replies from both men & women. Oh, did you notice that a period is connected to the exclamation point?
I really think it's a bad idea for me to be here as I'm not sure what a man's exclamation point is, of course, I am simple... but there's only one thing that comes to mind and it's usually something that men are happy about, rather than the period, which women despise... Please, feel free to elaborate if I'm wrong.
Okay, now my answer. Who gets sympathy? Ha ha ha... Apparently, you and I have never lived in the same house. Maybe you're just a heck of a husband, but where I come from, they call it 'ragging it' or 'on the rag' an even when it's not that time of the month, when we're in a bad mood, it's assumed or implied that we must be 'ragging it'. Really? Personally, I don't get any crabbier when that time comes, occasionally I get a little extra emotional but never 'witchy', yet, in my opinion, there is a stigma that we women are forced to carry around that for a week out of every month, we're 'witches'... Not True, not for me. But, I gotta give the women some credit; do you know any other animal that can bleed for a week and not die? Ha ha
Your intuition is correct. I am coining & cc the phrase. lol. I have a wife & 2 daughters, so I am not unaware. But I never associate bad period! Pun intended. I love them all & we all have bad days. That is 1 reason I'm there 4 them.
Oh dear......R.T.....I'm afraid I can't be of much help with this question. All of these specific "marks," we use to define intent, throughout our lives, have long, LONG since, lost their purpose for me. Not a one of them, means much of anything to me, any longer. Well, save perhaps the ever-useful QUESTION mark (?)......That mark never loses it's importance.
In fact, I must forewarn you, as the years pass, the Question mark becomes our best friend. Most often, no explanation is required. I mean, if you don't know or can't remember, or have temporarily hit a brick wall, what's to talk about? All that's really necessary to accompany a Question mark, might be a big clueless smile. People will rarely pressure you for an answer.....to say nothing of wondering what your intent may be.
It's a new and wonderful comfort zone, R.T......You can look forward to getting there.
Exclamation points ultimately wind up, safely packed away in an old trunk, stored in the attic. Let's face it. Too much excitement, after a certain age, has been found to be hazardous to your health. Using an exclamation point is frowned upon. In fact, it's right up there with smoking and too much alcohol. Just avoid them.
Historically, as well as hysterically, "women" are all to happy to say, "Adios," to the Universally used, period. Speaking from experience, you must understand that we wait, none too patiently, for that wonderful moment. All our adult lives, we yearn for the run-on-sentence.....to speak, with NO END....abandoning the dreaded period.
Ah, yes.....it's true. Men never know when they in fact, have it good. While you all may have lived in constant fear, of the woman's use of the period, a.k.a the "Curse,"......in the end, their freedom is a NEW fear for men.
All due respect, R.T......women are well aware that the exclamation point, has absolutely nothing to do with how men behave.....needless to mention, WHY they behave as they do. This, of course, brings us right back to the Question mark.
I strongly suggest, you men start TALKING....all commas, periods and exclamation points, aside. The QUESTIONS have only just begun.........Have I made myself clear?
Ah, but these are the things that punctuate our lives. Question: Did you know the exclamation pt. is called a "bang?" lol. It is Venus & Mars. To understand the Exclamation Point you must be a man and that I hope dear fpherj48, you never will be.
Now tell me, where have you gotten this info? a "bang?" Tsk tsk! Must you men be so single-minded, R.T?
True, I can never be a man, thanks to small favors, or lack thereof! Ouch!.I SWEAR..no pun intended! Do you believe me? LOL! Oops.
I swear the "bang" was not of my devise. Look it up on the internet. It is just conveniently exploded into my view after a brief search on the web. Oh, words can be so much fun when inserted into a sentence correctly. LOL.
I'll take your word for it, R.T.......For some strange reason......I trust you! LOL
Given the answers received so far, all by women, I suppose I have to be less subtle about the "exclamation point" and make my point more direct as it appears to be hard to understand. lol.
No, I am not talking about the E-Word. [for fear of censorship, I choose to use letters which I hope will be understood]. I am not talking about the H-Word, per se either. What I am trying to convey is the cause and effect of the Exclamation Point (hereinafter EP), not the result. As a menstrual cycle/period is more than blood flow and a bad mood, so is the EP. EP has a cause and it is a symptom of that underlying cause. Both the period and the EP have reasons, a purpose and a cause. Regarding EP and this comment, I am only referring to the cause.
Testosterone is one culprit (not the only one) behind the resulting EP. Hormones play a large part in affecting all of us in many ways; some ways not readily seen or noticeable to those of the opposite sex. I guess you could refer to EP as PPS (pre-penile syndrome); similar to a woman's PMS. Now don't get mad ladies, I am not making a comparison or suggesting a competition. I am just noting a similarity for discussion purposes. It's not a contest of who suffers more.
I want to keep this short (oh, the puns, the puns), as I tend to run on, so I will end by saying, there is a reason a man may fall asleep and lose interest right after he has made his point. Hormones build and hormones act and then must build again. But there is an uncomfortable point when they have built up and need release. And release is not always easy to find. Sometimes it is real effort and some times an expensive night out on the Town. A real investment.
As most women know, a man has difficulty walking away from any confrontation without first making his point. So what I am referring to is the uncomfortable feeling, the pressure of needed release that hormonally builds and requires answer. This is a Venus and Mars thing, so hopefully men will respond to the question as well as women; and hopefully separate and read together we can explain better than I alone.
when venus and mars get along well, proper grammar shouldn't be a problem . My husband goes out of the way to make me feel valued for more than his exclamation point daily and never complains or blames a bad day for me on a period. He often writes me a little note or some little gesture to let me know he loves me without an exclamation point at the end. Sometimes just a simple little text to make me laugh or say I love you etc. As a result, we practice good grammar, often, even though we've been together a long time. This of course makes our story a better one. It's the story itself that determines the ending. A man's EP issues can be frustrating for them certainly, but not quite on the level of what we women have to deal with. Most men don't realize how easy it can be to remedy their punctuation problems and get back to good grammar. Even when not writing regularly, there are other channels to funnel that energy into - workouts, stuff of that nature.
Unfortunately, no matter what we women folk do our hormones fluctuate constantly and we have more than testosterone to contend with . Men not only don't have periods, they don't have the wonders of perimenopause/menopause where all things go haywire at any point in time with no notice. At least with men they know the source of their issue is merely the exclamation point - with women it's a whole systemic thing usually that is off balance and it goes on for years - not just a few days a month. Try that on for size and then I'll be more sympathetic to the exclamation point issues lol. - Loved your question by the way
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