I took great mirth in this. Afterwards, whenever I wanted to wrap up an IM conversation with him, I'd bring up "medium flow days" and watch how quickly he logged out.
Anyhow, today Google building 46 switched to stocking a new type of maxi pad.
[... sound of countless male readers closing their browser window in horror ...]
The b46 women's bathroom now supplies maxi pads with wings, as opposed to ones without wings.
There is another name for maxis without wings. That name is: "useless". I don't understand why this product is still in existence.
Google has some good perks, the gourmet free food and 20% time and founder's awards. But now that we have free maxi pads with wings, truly we deserve to win 2007 Fortune magazine's "Best Place to Work".
While I'm on the topic of monthly cycles, my friend "Jimbo" was describing an encounter with a girl, and how he inexplicably goes through monthly variances in libido. Sometimes during the month he's hot to trot, and other times he's in a cold-fish mood.
"Yeah," I said, "Trent talked about it too. Supposedly this happens in all males."
Jimbo replied in shock:
All males, seriously? Nobody *ever* talks about it. The standard view is that men are sex-crazed fiends. Occasionally there's a discussion about how sad it is when a husband loses interest in his wife sexually, but then it's assumed to be a permanent thing. Seriously, the only page I can find discussing any kind of variation is this.
This is compared to dozens and dozens of scientific studies about the "always on", "triggered by anything", "penetration at all costs" male libido.
Perhaps some male readers can chime in, if there are any left who didn't storm away in disgust.