I realised today that men seem to feel the need to offer solutions or solve our problems - even when we're not asking them to!
Today I was telling a friend (and PE teacher) how sore I was after doing a Body Pump (weights) class yesterday for the first time in months. Just sharing the pain. However he felt the need to;
1. Tell me why I was sore (which I had sort of guessed!).
2. That it isn't an effective source of exercise when done once-off and is why those classes are no good (though I did point out that you have to start sometime - there is always going to be that first class).
3. Explain to me the 'right' way to do weight training.
I feel a bit nasty writing that because he certainly wasn't doing it a condescending way - he actually was trying to 'help' me. But all I wanted was a little sympathy :)