Now I am Grumpy.
Jokes and silliness will be greatly appreciated today...
The thing that pisses me off the most about PMS is how damn insidious it is. It sneaks up on you when you least expect it, even though you should really be expecting it, you never do. You just wake up one morning feeling fat, ugly, pimply and ANGRY. Spend the next 24-48 hours bursting into tears for no reason, saying things you have to apologise for, being upset by stuff you'd normally laugh at and questioning your own sanity. Never mind the sideways looks from other people - "Watch out for her, she's... well.. you know.."
People shouldn't have to pussyfoot around my bad attitude. I definitely don't want to use PMS as an excuse for my bad attitude. I hate the way people assume that if you're grumpy it's because of PMS. You know the one..
You: *grump grump*
Guy: Wow, you're grumpy today. Got your period?
You: Damnit! Can't I just have a bad mood without everyone assuming it's because of damn hormones? Why does everyone always think women only lose it once a month? Do you think we're helpless slaves to our cycles? *rant, rave*.
Guy: *backs away slowly*
Sadly, 90% of the time it -is- hormones. That just pisses me off even more. Now it's sneaking into my dreams, just to ensure I'm messed up good and proper.
Maybe we should have badges: "No, PMS is not causing my bad mood, but it may cause me to act psychopathic if you mention it."
Anyway, I'm off to find some evening primrose, a paper bag and a ten foot bargepole for people to fend me off with.