June 23, 2005

Do Hormones Affect Driving

I found this over at The Car Connection, so the next time a man says those magic words you can retaliate with this:

"That time of the month again?" asked my (smug) (male) passenger after I cussed out my fifth driver in a row - this one a little old lady driving a Buick at glacial speed.

Rather than give him the satisfaction of a snippy reply, I performed a quick calculation and said, "No, actually, I'm on day 15. From days 15 through 17, a woman's estrogen and testosterone levels drop. When estrogen drops, it causes serotonin to fall, which causes noradrenaline to rise . . . "

"Pull over. I'll drive," he said.

". . . which leads to temper flares and impatience," I said through gritted teeth. "But it's not as bad as PMS. It's just a warm-up."

Having just read 28 Days: What Your Cycle Reveals about Your Love Life, Moods, and Potential - I was showing off my newfound hormonal smarts.

Read the rest of what your cycles reveal about you at The Car Connection

Posted by Quality Weenie at June 23, 2005 09:01 AM

Too funny!

Posted by: vw bug at June 23, 2005 02:31 PM