Please, tell me this isn’t serious

When the list of inventions which could improve life is so long, why would anyone waste their time on a website which emails reminders that the women in your life might be pre-menstrual?

I don’t know which is worse, the website or the fact that a newspaper which wants to be taken seriously thinks it’s a good idea.

People who treat the other people in their lives with the consideration and respect they’re due all the time wouldn’t need a reminder and if the others are so stupid they need an email reminder to behave like intelligent and reasonable human beings they probably don’t understand the importance of good manners and chocolate either.

UPDATE: a monkey ought to know better.

UPDATE 2: Deborah at The Hand Mirror  puts it succinctly.

UPDATE 3: In the interests of balance: Kiwiblog  and Monkeywith typewriter give the males’ point of view.

9 Responses to Please, tell me this isn’t serious

  1. Lee C says:

    I’m hurt. I still think the tranqs are a good idea though…


  2. Lee C says:

    I couldn’t help but notice the rather ‘terse’ language of your post HP – don’t take this the wrong way, but was it because…..

    sorry. :0*


  3. homepaddock says:

    Lee 1 – there would be less need for tranqs at any time if there was more kindness, consideration and chocolate.

    2 – no, just tired of school boy humour and disconcerted that a newspaper devoted an editorial to it, though I do have a cold 🙂


  4. JC says:

    Reminds me when we got married.. she had these undies with traffic lights on them variously showing red, green and amber..

    As Colin Meads might say “Oi’ve run a few red lights in me toime”.



  5. It’s soooo simple- she is either cranky- or she is about to be 😉


  6. Lee C says:

    Well, I thought about this and I will post on MWT – having read Hand Mirror I do genuinely despair – I’ll try to give a male perspective which no doubt will raise some hackles so be it….Sorry to hear of your cold – would you like me to rub some vicks on your chest..?
    Doh! there I go again!


  7. Lita says:

    This kinda thing is why I no longer read The Herald.


  8. Julie Fairey says:

    Thanks for the linky love. I tend to think that open communication and respect in a relationship would overcome the need for any timely reminders of this nature. We all have times when we are cranky (man or woman) because of various factors – hormones (which men have too you know), didn’t get a good night’s sleep, bad traffic on the way to work, got yelled at by the boss, etc, etc. If we tell each other about what’s going on for us, and why we are feeling the way we are, then we can make allowances for each other when necessary.

    In general though I agree with HP – if we treat each other with respect all the time then we won’t have too many troubles brought on by crankiness, regardless of the contributing factors to that mood.


  9. With respect, I don’t think all males should be lumped in together with kiwiblog or monkeys… I thought it was stupid and said as such over at the handmirror.


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