Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Back to reality

Well, the giddiness is over. Today I was called ma'am by a guy I am pretty sure was older than me. Stupid mock turtleneck and blazer.

10 comments:

Reformed Catholic said...

Dontcha just hate that brutal lurch back to reality ... (sigh).

Songbird said...

Well, that was just wrong of him.

ppolarbear said...

He probably thought you were 19 and was trying to flatter you.

Sue said...

Yes, the word "ma'am" is definitely a four letter word. *sigh*

Sue said...

Yes, the word "ma'am" is definitely a four letter word. *sigh*

Susie said...

oooh... if i'm ever on "Inside the Actors Studio" (not likely) and get asked about the word I hate... that just might be it!

Kathryn said...

Yeah, I'm with ppb...he was trying to accord you dignity in advance of your tender years!
It just doesn't happen here, in any circumstances (except, maybe, for sales assistants in old fashioned department stores!)

Leslee said...

See, I always thought that ma'am was just a form of respect to an adult, no matter what the age.

St. Casserole said...

Just being Southern.

We call everyone over 80 "girl" and say "m'am" to toddlers.

Go figure.

RuthRE said...

I was first ma'amed at a grocery store when I was hmm probably about 19.....wasn't really sure how to take that...I was still technically a teenager!