Sunday, May 1, 2011

Please Refrain from Such Monikers. PLEASE!

Am I the only person in the world who cringes when someone calls me "Honey"? or "Hon"? or "Dear"? or "Darlin'"? or "Sweetie"?

I know I'm slightly abrasive and brutally honest on occasion, but I can't seem to tell people, waitresses especially (why is that?), not to address me like that.  I HATE IT!

STOP IT!  I beg you.

That's all.
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22 comments:

  1. sorry, i'm guilty of this entirely. and i'm not sure why...sorry. i'll work on it. :)

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  2. I don't do this to others, but for some unknown reason I like it when I'm called those names by whoever. I just see it as someone trying to be warm and sweet, in their own way. Maybe I'm the strange one.

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  3. I disliked it when I was younger, but now it depends on who's saying it and what their tone of voice is.

    I'm mellowing with old age...

    =)

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  4. I do my best not to do this but am sincere when it slips out.

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  5. I think I am guilty of calling you hon. Sorry. I do use it lol.

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  6. Oh, you make me laugh! Especially hard for me as i get older and if i have all the kids with me.

    Ive chuckled over the Tucker pant thing a couple of times this week, because Jake would be mortified! BUT drew would probsbly just shake it off! Funny how they are all so.different!

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  7. Thank goodness! I'm so glad someone said it outloud! I have to completely agree.

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  8. adult to adult, I agree ... it seems insincere, but I am soooooo guilty of using these words with my kids' friends - I wonder if they're looking back at me with your same disdain?!

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  9. AMEN!!! It really drives me nuts when it is an 18 yr old girl who is working where I'm shopping.
    It doesn't bother me at all when it is someone I know (like my hubby, family...) because it seems to be said in more of a personal loving way, but if you don't know me, I'm not your hon!!

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  10. I love it when people call me those names.
    It makes me like them immediately.

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  11. Ugh...sorry guilty. I do not mind it when others do it to me either...MOST of the time...sometimes there is a tone and it just seems wrong...

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  12. I'm going to have to rethink my little old lady patients....I usually call them sweetheart.

    OK, I work on it!

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  13. oh my gosh I have a post about this exact same thing. I cannot stand it either!

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  14. I call my kids "sweetie" all the time b/c sometimes it's easier than remembering which one I'm talking to. And so, it's spilled over to my kids' friends. I call them sweetie too when I can't be bothered to make my brain come up w/their name. I don't do it to adults, but I could see it spilling over if I'm not careful. Yikes!

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  15. I like it and thought everyone else did too? :(

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  16. Ooops!

    I call both my girls George because I got so sick of mixing up their names, so maybe they'll grow up and use that as a term of endearment??

    (If a waitress some day asks, "What can I get ya, George?" you'll know she's mine.)

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  17. feels degrading and belittling, unless they are truly from the south and say it in a respectful way. then it makes me feel really girly and happy and want to be from alabama, live in a big white plantation home, and go to coutillions (sp?) and fancy tea parties and such.

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  18. Thats so funny, because I get a kick out of being called honey by some old crusty waitress. You seldom get it here in Canada, so maybe it's quaint when I hear it. I love hon and honey, don't like sweetie too much though. And of course whoever is saying it has to be older than me.
    Dana

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  19. Have you met my dad? He hates it too.

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  20. How about this one? Whenever I take my kiddos to Great Clips for their haircuts, the stylists always say, "Mom, how does that look?"
    Mom? Mom? Do I resemble your mother so much that you would think to call me mom? I Hate that.

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  21. I don't dislike it persay....it just makes me uncomfortable when I get called that by strangers. But that's probably because I come from a culture where you never call each other nice monikers like that.

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