Hot Flash Humor: A Male Perspective

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I’ve been getting more and more mail from men who are accompanying their mates on the Menopause journey. The latest note from James Lawson cracked me up. He has graciously given me permission to post his blog entry about hot flashes from a man’s point of view. You can visit his blog here: Uniting People, through motivation, inspiration, and humor.

She Might Be Having A Hot Flash!

My wife has been having hot flashes for over 8 years now, and believe me we’ve had many laughs over the predicaments she’s been in.

There’s not much written about hot flashes from a male’s point of view so… Here’s a list of ten scenarios I’ve witnessed over the years. Chuckle and enjoy, then share yours!

1. At the grocery store, you see a woman with her head stuck in the freezer. You think she must be serious about reading the box’s ingredient list.

Or

She might be having a hot flash.

2. When you’re outside on a beautiful day, you notice a grandmother snatch a freeze pop from her grandchild. You assume she must be concerned about the amount of sugar that child has consumed.
Or
She might be having a hot flash.

3. At the gym, you look over to see a woman open up her water bottle full throttle and let the water pour out of the corners of her mouth. You figure she must have been doing an intense routine.
Or
She might be having a hot flash.

4. Your wife rushes in the door and strips off all her clothes. You think, “Hey, I’m going to get lucky!”
Or
She might be having a hot flash.

5. During an important office meeting, you notice a female drops her pen on the floor. As she darts under the table with a washcloth in her hand you think she must have a germ phobia.
Or
She might be having a hot flash.

6. You awaken in the night and catch your wife with her hand in a cooler of ice near her side of the bed. You think, “She must have buried a midnight snack beneath that ice.”
Or
She might be having a hot flash.

7. The woman driver ahead of you is swerving in and out of her lane while flailing her arms. You say, “I think that lady’s drunk!”
Or
She might be having a hot flash.

8. You’re driving along on a cold winter day. Your wife suddenly rolls down her window. You think, “There must be a spider in the car.”
Or
She might be having a hot flash.

9. In a hardware store, you see a woman testing out an industrial fan blowing on high, you think, “She must have water in her basement.”
Or
She might be having a hot flash.

10. Your wife has water glasses placed strategically throughout the house. You think, “She must be getting ready to water the plants.”
Or
She might be having a hot flash.

So men, never judge that menopausal woman you see who may be acting a bit strangely. She just might be having a hot flash.

James would love for you to share you favorite  hot flash moments on his Blog. He’s aiming for a list of 100!

 

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9 Responses to Hot Flash Humor: A Male Perspective

  1. James Lawson February 23, 2013 at 2:32 pm #

    Hi Lynette,
    Thanks for sharing my blog with your readers. If you and your readers go through what my wife does, I really feel for you! My wife says what keeps her sane is having a sense of humor about it and joking about it during those embarrassing moments in public. I notice that’s what you do in your blogs too!

    I hope my blog brings some chuckles to others. I’d love to hear your readers experiences too!

    To your “coolness”!
    James

  2. katdrew March 3, 2013 at 3:22 am #

    My husband has little sympathy lol. I am forever turning the aircon in the car on and off, sometimes off when it is hot and on when it is cold. I live in Africa and it is hot hot hot. He thinks I am mad, but mostly he lets me have my way 🙂

  3. LynetteSh March 3, 2013 at 1:51 pm #

    LOL! Smart man! I know what you mean about heat – I live in the tropics – too too hot. OUr house is like a wind tunnel with the breezes flowing through – my husband wears a synthetic down jacket to stay warm.

  4. Alma Mott (@AgeExperts) March 4, 2013 at 9:31 pm #

    This is very intense, indeed quite true.

  5. LynetteSh March 6, 2013 at 1:38 pm #

    Yes, all too true. As long as we still can laugh, we’re doing great.

  6. William April 10, 2013 at 8:00 pm #

    HA HA. This is really funny yet it’s the reality!! I have been having a hard time dealing with the menopausal stage of my wife. I can’t understand her, most of the times she’s hot headed, and all of a sudden, she’s craving for something or she wants you to do something. Guess, I need to have more patience in dealing with her. 🙂

  7. Sandra Goldstein July 8, 2013 at 10:55 am #

    This is hilarious! I haven’t gone through menopause yet, but sometimes I feel like I am when I wake up in a pool of sweat. Luckily, my guy thinks me sweating is sexy, so I know when I do go through menopause, he will be turned on and not off by my frequent hot flashes. LOL…It’s nice to know that this guy can have a good laugh with his wife about her condition. It sounds like he is understanding and humor is his way of dealing with the side effects of menopause. Mom mother uses a natural cream to help eliminate her hot flashes and when the inevitable time comes, I will follow in her foot steps!

  8. LynetteSh July 10, 2013 at 9:03 pm #

    Sounds like you will have a sense of humor about Menopause too, Sandra. That along with a supportive partner and girlfriends will get you through. Here’s hoping your Pause is blissfully easy.

  9. Christy Leavins May 4, 2017 at 10:42 am #

    I can remember my Mom going thru menopause when i was in my 30’s, now 20 years later I’m there. I finally understand what she meant when she said she was either Hot or having cold chills. Just this morning I woke up feeling like a furnace had been turned on inside of me (thanks goodness we have a leather couch, nice & cool). After getting up and dressed for work things went the opposite way and I had to hunt for my jacket. I’ve decided if “Hell is anything like a Hot Flash I certainly can’t go there.

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