Upon study, I have drawn the conclusion that The Convalescing Male (TCM) has much in common with The Pregnant Female (TPF) in terms of general attitude and behavior.
Bouts of excessive tiredness punctuate periods of relentless obsessiveness in both creatures, and it is wise to approach such beasts with extreme caution (and possibly a large stick).
Feeding them is dangerous business, as they are likely to bite the hand that is feeding them rather than munch the food itself.
They are good-natured except when they are snarling, and if they have concocted some hare-brained scheme for Getting Something Done, it is best to consign yourself to Doing It For Them, as there is no getting around the fact that they have no compunction about injuring themselves in the process of Reaching Their Goal. Be prepared to rearrange furniture, deep clean the most spotless of rooms, and delouse apple trees of tent caterpillars in the name of Keeping The Peace.
It is advisable to give TCMs a wide berth. Especially if it’s been more than 24 hours since they last showered.
No sudden movements.
Remind them of their manners (please and thank you, anyone?) at your own risk.
Do not expect anything they say to make an ounce of sense.
Don’t argue. Just smile and nod. And when they are placated, go about your business exactly as you please.
A word of caution, should you encounter a TCM in the future: TCMs, like TPFs, appear to be mostly harmless…
Except they are insane.