'Tis the season for it, so I was inspired. If you've ever spent any length of time with humans bearing the XY chromosome, you have encountered the dreaded MAN!COLD. *shudder*
The man!cold is fifty gazillion times worse than the woman!cold. The evidence, of course, is that when women get sick, meals still get prepared, work is accomplished, kids handled, etc. When men feel ill, life as they know it stops completely.
For the innocents out there, I offer a handy checklist. How do you know it's a genuine man!cold(TM)?
1. Has the man taken to his bed or become a permanent unwashed resident on the couch?
2. Is there dramatic whining about his uniquely profound discomforts?
3. Does he present a complete inability to lift one finger in his own behalf?
4. Is he trying to convince all within earshot he's not long for this world?
5. Has he apparently regressed into toddlerdom?
MULTI-FANDOM MAN!COLD CHALLENGE
Write your fav OTP with the man!cold from hell. Drabs to full fic, I'm easy, and OCs are welcome too. No prizes...sorry...play for the lulz. My own contribution to this meme is here.
Post your work as a comment here or link to your journal. Enjoy and pimp if you're so inclined. Thanks!