20 Tweets That Perfectly Capture The Struggles of Having a Husband Who’s Got the Man Flu
Being sick is never a bowl of petunias, but apparently it’s worse for some than others.
The phenomenon known as Man Flu occurs when a man has a cold. In fact it’s exactly that. A cold. The difference is that when a man contracts a man flu, he loses all capacity to take care of himself and relies on the help of his significant other to keep him alive because he literally believes he is dying. No exaggeration.
The following tweets come from women who have had firsthand experience caring for these dying men and show that the Man Flu is so much more of an FML for them than it is for their husbands.
1. Not going down together.
Hubs and I both have the flu.— Lady Lawya (@Parkerlawyer) February 15, 2017
Only difference is I'm cleaning the kitchen and he's dying.
2. That is clearly the more pressing issue at hand.
I'll be on my deathbed and my husband will still say, "Oh man. I've got the worst cold ever. The. Worst."— Jennifer S. White (@yenniwhite) March 22, 2017
3. A human person is literally about to come out of me...are you for real?
I'm 9 months pregnant. My husband has a cold. Who's complaining more? #mancold— Alli Moos (@allijane87) March 17, 2017
4. "Remember that time I almost died?"
My husband isn't even sick anymore and we are still talking about how sick he was a few weeks ago.— EricaTriesToTweet (@EricaWhoToYou) February 24, 2017
5. Tell my mother I love her.
6. "Now, class, here we have a classic case of man flu"
7. My bedside manner is beginning to waver.
Hostage situation day 3. Husbands man flu still situation critical ???— Deconstructed Patsy (@crimemind3) September 24, 2017
8. You heard me.
ME: My husband has a cold do you have those euthanasia pills?— hannahannahannah (@MUMSIEesq) May 4, 2017
PHARMACIST: I think you mean echinacea pills haha
9. It can strike at any age.
I thought ex husband was bad with man flu but daughter's boyfriend is worse. Had to give him a candy for after Theraflu...— ?Cali Girl ? (@Just_Beachy72) September 21, 2017
10. Running out of diapers for this big baby.
My husband having a cold is like having 1000 sick toddlers!!! Just shoot me ?— Danielle (@danihutch74) September 24, 2017
11. He could really use some right about now.
Husband is home sick with a cold. ?? I'm headed to the store for supplies. I wonder. Do they sell testosterone next to the chicken soup? ?— Donna McAdams (@thehicklife) August 16, 2017
12. Where did they go?!
13. When your husband begins to sound like a 13-year-old girl.
Man flu is real pic.twitter.com/x41t9N3Wis— Molly (@mollyjohnson72) September 20, 2017
14. See you on the other side.
Goodnight Mortals. I've got #manflu. Might not make it.. it's been fun.— Michael aka Mícheál (@gotapulse) September 15, 2017
Day 2 of #manflu. The Priest has just left. I'm now saying goodbye to my family.— Michael aka Mícheál (@gotapulse) September 16, 2017
16. But, I mean, what's the difference?
Help twitter, I'm dying. Oh wait. My wife just said it's just early stage #manflu— Peter Chai (@PeterRchai) September 18, 2017
17. Alert the media!
Breaking news! The world is ending because Dad has #ManFlu ?— SaxonTheHound ? (@SaxonTheHound) September 22, 2017
18. Looks like we're all set.
#Manflu checklist:— Ken Curtin (@kencurtin) September 23, 2017
Driving wife nuts ✔
Cough sweets ✔
Hot & cold drinks ✔
Cough bottle ✔
19. Never a bad excuse for cozy drinking.
20. Seems about right.
I have the strength of ten men.— JenniFerCryinOutLoud (@MiddlingMs) September 10, 2017
Don't believe me? I had a cold last week, and you didn't even know about it, did you?