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Old 12-10-2005, 12:30 AM   #161
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Awww nuts, Allen.
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Is it too late to join the vent? Re: folks who call you "ma'am" instead of "miss". How about the blonde twenty year old barista who condescendingly called me "hun" when picking up my latte in the drive-through coffee place today? I figure she either was actually saying, "How nice they let you out of the rest home today...Do you need a fresh Depends?" or she just calls everyone "hun". I'm hoping for option B.
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Old 12-10-2005, 02:37 AM   #163
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I think she calls everyone "hon". I have a bad habit of call people "sweetie", but when when I do, it's with endearment.
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Here in South Carolina you get called everything from "honey" to "sweetie" to "baby," and it is not derogatory in any way. That is just how some of the people here talk. Mostly it is women, but not always. Even my doctor calls me sweetie.

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Okay...I'm just being crabby, then, and not appreciating the term of endearment. I stand corrected.
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Old 12-10-2005, 05:46 AM   #166
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Isn't it amazing what rubs us the wrong way. I can stand the "endearments" as long as it isn't overdone. I understand they want to call you "something", but don't know your name, so they use the pet names. That is fine, but when someone says "sweetie this" and "sweetie that", I begin to think it is a bit much. I supppose as I get older and can't remember names as well I may have to resort to "endearments" also. I have 3 little grandaughters who all have 3 and 4 syllable names. It becomes an exercise in semantics and brain teasers to always say the right name at the right time. I'm beginning to understand why my mom literally "calls the roll' when talking to us. She may call 3 names before she gets to the right one. I've noticed myself calling my little grandson by my son's name a few times. I wonder what the psychology would be on this, or if it is just another human quirk as we grow older. BTW, this isn't venting - just wondering idly.
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Last night, I was sitting in my recliner, watching TV. Suddenly, my 19" CRT monitor shorted out! It arced so badly, it literally scared the poop out of one of our cats!

Needless to say, I'm not exactly happy to loose a $300 monitor, but, I have a couple spares. One of those spare monitors apparently doesn't work anymore, but PeppA's old monitor does. Now I've got to get used to a 17".
Tell Santa that he better hurry up with your new one
That's awful Allen!! That's a lot of money to literally go up in smoke.
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Probably it is just my old virgo cynical self, but in too many situations being called "hun", "sweetie" "love" etc. sounds rather too sarcastic to me...
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venting, huh? know when you cry to till it hurts? that's me. over so many different things. be it 10:14 or not, i am up for a drink already.
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venting, huh? know when you cry to till it hurts? that's me. over so many different things. be it 10:14 or not, i am up for a drink already.
Aww, Luvs, I hope you feel better!!
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