Making allowances

You have to make allowances for her, she's ...

at a difficult time of the month
at a difficult age
got a difficult child
newly married
expecting a baby
just had a baby
lost a baby
out of work
bored and isolated
in constant pain
just out of hospital
taking an exam
getting a divorce
got financial problems
worried about her parents
an alcoholic
married to an alcoholic
married to an invalid
married to a brute
lost her husband
having a bad time ...

-- so who's left for all these shorter-tempered-than-usual (and what's usual?) ladies to take it out of with impunity?

Hazel K. Bell