You haven't gone crazy....you've gonepausal!

Men, Stop and Pause!!

The word menopause has been confusing for men to understand. To completely comprehend what the word means, we must look back at its origin. In the Middle Ages, the life span of the populace wasn’t long enough for men to experience a woman entering this later phase of life. When a woman did live to middle age the phenomenon of moodiness, screaming, and emotional instability was something that gave most men “pause” before they approached her. If they dared at all!

The original phrase from which this word was derived , “Oh men, pause ye first to determine whether she whom you are about to approach is someone who you dare go near” scares the bejesus out of me. However, this sentence was so long, that it was shortened into the simple word that we use today, ‘men oh pause’ or menopause.

Men, pause before approaching women in this stage of their life. If not, ‘beware ye, all who dare go forth.’

Anonymous, Los Angeles, CA

The Men's Room: "Stop and Pause"