Today's social dilemma came from a conversation I was having with a friend of mine over lunch last week. I have a habit of calling people Hon when i'm out. It could be a waitress, a cashier, someone I have a conversation with in the store, pretty much anyone I meet whose name I don't know. I use it as a term of endearment. But then this happened. I was out with my friend at lunch and the waitress kept calling me "dear." It was making me crazy. I don't like being called dear. My grandma used to call me dear. She's the only one who could do it. It makes me feel old. I don't like it. The same way I'm not a huge fan of m'am. But I have learned to accept m'am as a sign of respect where I used to think it was a sign of my getting older. But dear?!?!?! I'm not a fan. But then my friend pointed out that I use "Hon" all the time and there are probably people who don't like that either. So I'm trying to be better about using Hon and about not being offended when someone calls me something. Though dear still gets me. And now I wanted to ask you. Is there a term that you don't like being called? Does it offend you when someone says dear or hon or m'am?? Do you use those terms? Let me know what you think on the TRY Facebook page.
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