Donna, you kill me, too funny. We went to Lowe's yesterday and a man there was walking around w/ his fly open, Bad Donna.
Last wk, my son and I took our Scottie to the vet. As my son was parking his car, I was walking the dog inside. A man that works there ran over to open the door for me, as I leaned on my cane w/ one hand and my dog's leash in the other hand. As I started to say Thank you, he commented on how "when you were a little girl, the President had a dog just like that'. I stopped completely because I didn't remember JFK having a Scottie. Then it hit me, this guy thought I was old enough to be around during FDR. I politely informed him that 'my great aunt was so enthralled by Fala that she got a Scottie of her own'. He stopped for a second, then said 'like I said, before you were born, our President had a dog like that'. I had to laugh!
In the vet office, I saw a sign w/ all employees listed. I saw the man's name and gasped. I worked w/ this man 37 yrs ago at my first job. He is at least 25 yrs older than me. When I left the office, I thought about hitting him w/ my cane, but I didn't see him.
I don't mind Ma'am, but I can't stand to be called Honey, Dearie, etc., you better be wearing a ring that matches mine to call me Honey.
God bless. Alice.
Laura..Please call me sweetie or honey anytime you want! It's far better than what some would like to call me...I got the DEARIE this morning because I'm sure the 18 year old cashier thought I was spending a day 'away from the home' and no one bothered to clean me up! Those words of endearment...keep them up and I didn't mean to sound like that was what bothered me. It was the asking if I could carry my own half pound bag of groceries to the car...but now I know why!
Gonuts, I'm sorry if I offended you. It should be me apologizing for being so grumpy. I know it is said here w/ kindness and sincerity.
I have had it said to me by a family member who must believe I'm a most 'simple child' and that does make my blood boil.
I call my children 'Baby', and so far they haven't screamed so I guess they don't mind too much. They are all adults. There are a few other terms of endearment I have had to stop, so I just save it for my 'puppy'. He thinks everything out of my mouth is perfect.
I went to a Denny's several months back, the lady never asked if we were seniors, just wrote up the ticket as such. Ok! When I was 23 and our drinking age was 18, I got carded, and all I wanted was a Pepsi!! I was upset, now I laugh about it.