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If this is true then I have the WORST cold in the world. Why the hell am I at work.
"In a survey of 2,000 people, 85 per cent of women admitted exaggerating their symptoms to gain sympathy compared to just 76 per cent of men."
Yes, that's right. 25% of men knew they'd get more sympathy by lying about exaggerating their symptons compared to 15% of women. Dear or dear.
so i think that men can be affected by an equal cold worse, which is the point of man flu. but if we take in to account general wimpiness, women will always want more sympathy for a true cold, where men are so used to it as we have it more often and worse, that the propencity to over-egg the illness is less.
don't mistake frequency and harshness of illness with sympathy.
I have suffered with M.E since I was 11 years old! Lots and lots colds since then. It always seems like the end of the world haha
with a mere 2000 people. Ignore it!
(ps if you really do have a cold - awww)
I'm to ill to work though so I've gone home. I take pride in what I do and I don't want to be making stupid mistakes on a company website just because I was not awake enough to think them through properly.
that it comes at the same time as my first diet ever is no surprise. i shoulda waited til the summer :(