Q:Maybe it's a southern thing, but I prefer being addressed as 'ma'am'. I was checking out somewhere and the cashier called me 'miss' and I cringed. It might have had a lot to do with her voice/tone but it really irked me. LONG LIVE MA'AM!
For a while, “miss” became my go-to greeting because I was afraid of getting in trouble again for using ma’am and it sounded better than “hey, lady!” (maybe I shouldn’t have done it in my Jerry Lewis voice).
Then I decided to consult a dictionary, and saw that the ladies who were offended by ma’am were just being overly picky.
As are men who don’t like being called sir. “My father is sir.” “Yeah, well so are you.”
I can understand if someone would prefer to be called something else. That’s fine with me. I’ll call you “your highness” if that’s what you want, and you ask nicely…but the curt “don’t call me ma’am/sir” like the person who said it did something wrong is just dumb.
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- justblamechris said: hmmm, as long as the person addressing me is being respectful, I dont care what they use.
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- beautiful-nerdflake said: I don’t care what people call me as long as they don’t call me late for dinner. Ah hahaha… I’m a goober I know ;)
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- salutationtothestars said: I’d rather be ma’am than miss - at my age, miss comes off as more derogatory than anything else. People should learn to just get over it, really. When being served, men are sir and women are ma’am. It’s how it works, keeps everything nice and polite.
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