5:07 p.m. - Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2004
I'm sure now I'll get some comments from female readers along the lines of "You only have violent cramps on your fourth day? Trying having them all six days!!" Why does every conversation among women on this topic degenerate into a pain-and-misery contest?
"Me, I have violent cramps for two weeks straight!"
"Well, every time I get my period, one of my fingers falls off!"
"Consider yourself lucky! Half the time I lose an arm or a leg!"
"Oh, yeah? Well, every time I get my period, I die and descend into Hell for three days!"
"Only three days??? You lucky duck!"