Oxford Dictionary defines “man flu” as “a cold or similar minor ailment as experienced by a man who is regarded as exaggerating the severity of the symptoms.”
Scroll down to find 20 such moments.
1. We’re Both Sick
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She may be able to do anything when she’s sick but when he has the sniffles, the world is over. Men may be naturally stronger at full health, but women must be more resilient.
2.From his Perspective
Apparently men have been overreacting and now my wife says I’m not allowed to get sick anymore.
— Simon Holland (@simoncholland) November 7, 2018
See now, we finally get to hear what men have to say. Simon has it all figured out. Just don’t get sick anymore! What a great plan, someone should have thought of it sooner.
3. Sums It Up
Hubs and I both have the flu.
Only difference is I’m cleaning the kitchen and he’s dying.
— Lady Lawya (@Parkerlawyer) February 15, 2017
When women get sick, life goes on. When men get sick, the entire world stops for them. Or at least they should. Have you ever had Man Flu? Then you don’t understand.
4. Oh, Okay
MAN: i have a cold, i’m going to bed
WOMAN: [with fresh c-section wound balancing baby on one hip and laundry basket on the other] lol ok
— Valerie (@ValeeGrrl) September 22, 2017
Yeah, we know moms have hard jobs but how hard can delivering a baby and recovering from a c-section be compared to having a cold? Get a grip!
5. Hold Up
Husband has a cold. So, naturally, the whole world is supposed to stop what it’s doing until he feels better 🙄
— Bailey Bryant (@bailz07) April 8, 2017
Think you need to work when your husband is at home sick? How irresponsible of you! You get home and take care of the invalid this instant.
6. Five Minutes, 35 Seconds
My husband has a cold so we’re using google maps to plot the quickest routes to local emergency rooms. Pray for us.
— EricaTriesToTweet (@EricaWhoToYou) November 22, 2016
This isn’t a bad idea, when your kid has pneumonia. Yeah, take him to the hospital. But of course, this sums up how guys feel when they get sick.
7. Big Baby Indeed
When your husband is home sick & txts “I’m dying”, my response “man dying or real dying”? #bigbaby
— Angalee (@aceinda0) February 7, 2017
It’s hilarious how women get such a bad rep for being drama queens when men can’t handle being sick for a day without getting overly dramatic. He’s the boy who cried wolf.
8. This Is How It Is
When my son is sick: Omg, baby, what do you need? What can I do for you?
When my husband is sick: Omg, you’re dying soooo loudly!
— Mommy Cusses (@mommy_cusses) March 20, 2017
The reason for this is because kids have a right to be big babies. They were babies not long ago. But men? You’d think they’d eventually learn to fend for themselves.
9.Did You Get That?
My husband has a cold. He is currently in his recliner, making “I’m dying” noises. He had a COLD.
— THANK YOU GEORGIA!!! (@foolme1X) May 6, 2017
Just a cold? Who in their right mind would call it “just a cold?” A woman. That’s who. Leave it to her to be so ignorant as to believe he’s just like everyone else.
10. Not a Drill
I THINK MY HUSBAND HAS A COLD. THIS IS NOT A DRILL! PREPARE FOR MAN COLD! ALL HANDS TO BATTLE STATIONS!
— Kit (@Zombie_Kitv2) August 1, 2016
Of course this woman is poking fun at her husband, like most of these posts are, but what do you expect? It’s a coping mechanism to combat drama by creating it yourself.
11. One or the Other
Husband has a cold.
I know because he’s done nothing but complain about it for two hours straight.
If it doesn’t kill him, I might.
— Eye of the Toddler (@EyeOfTheToddler) April 1, 2017
Saying, “I don’t feel so good,” isn’t a crime. But complaining for hours on end really should be. This was posted on April 1st so she can use that disclaimer if she wants.
12. Pray For Them All
My husband has a cold. Pray for us.
— Julie Brannagh (@julieinduvall) April 20, 2017
That’s what these poor families really need. Prayers. They need to know that they are not alone. If anything, these Tweets encourage men and women alike.
13. Just Do It
Dating: You make sick look sexy.
Married with kids: You’re sick? Yeah…um, maybe you should sleep in the guest room.
— A Bearer Of Dad News ✊🏾 🇬🇾 (@HomeWithPeanut) January 11, 2019
When you’re dating, you get a little infatuated with each other. But once married, practicality has to take a role for everyone’s survival. The guest room is there for a reason.
14. Please Do
My husband has a cold….so in other words, he is dying. This is a very difficult time for us all. Send prayers.
— Kat🦄 💅 🍵 (@Kats_and_Coffee) March 7, 2017
This poor family must endure Man Flu. We’ll never know if he makes it out alive or if he succumbs to the darkness. Pray their marriage makes it either way.
15. Thank You, Mrs. Dillon
I’m setting up a Caring Bridge site for my husband’s cold so everyone can keep up with the latest developments.
— Amy Dillon (@amydillon) June 6, 2015
Thank you, Amy Dillon, for keeping us updated. We should all do this when the men get sick because you know everyone wants to know how he is doing.
16. Not Even
— Unspeaking Unschool (@unspeakunschool) March 22, 2017
She’s a work at home mom and she knows she needs to be there for her husband as well. But I’m confused, does she have a toddler or is she just referring to her husband?
17. This Too True
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
If you can actually see yourself or your husband doing this, then you are like most of us. These words have been said more times than most of us can count.
18. No One Knew
I have the strength of ten men.
Don’t believe me? I had a cold last week, and you didn’t even know about it, did you?
— JenniFerCryinOutLoud (@MiddlingMs) September 26, 2016
Sure, we know now, but we didn’t know while she was in the worst of it. She deserves a medal of some sort for pulling through without anyone calling on her.
19. What a Couple
Me: *coughs, sneezes for a week*
Him: *sniffles once* I think we’re getting sick.
Me: I’m not getting sick. I’ve BEEN sick. It’s not that ba-
Him: *already in the fetal position, dialing 911*
— Salty Mermaid Entertainment (@saltymermaident) June 26, 2018
This is your average couple. She may have been sick for a while but no one is really sick until he gets sick. Then you can talk about it, or rather complain.
20. The Poor Kids
My throat hurts. This can’t happen.
If I get sick, the house collapses, and my family wanders the streets in search of shelter and food.
— Julie Burton (@ksujulie) April 7, 2016
Men get sick and life goes on or must halt around them. But his wife gets sick and no one knows what to do without her. It would be best if she stayed well.