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Old 02-25-2008, 09:40 AM   #1
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Does anyone else get annoyed at people calling you "Honey" or "Babe"

This is one of my biggest pet peeves. This has been happening more and more to me and I can't stand it.

For example, there is a Taco Bell in the area that I frequent. Everytime this woman hands me my order she always says, There you go "Sweetie" or there you go "Hon"

And just yesterday, I was ordering an iced at McDonalds and the woman called me "Babe"

This bothers me so much. I dont think anyone but my wife should call me that.

Does anyone else hate this?
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Old 02-25-2008, 09:42 AM   #2
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I definitely notice it, but it doesn't get me all torqued up, honey!

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Old 02-25-2008, 09:42 AM   #3
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It is unprofessional, but it doesn't bother me that much if it is sincere.
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Old 02-25-2008, 09:44 AM   #4
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It all depends on my mood. At times it is really annoying and other times I hardly notice.
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Old 02-25-2008, 09:45 AM   #5
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Now listen here Sweetie...you need to chill out.

Seriously, yes I get called those names a lot. There is only one person who does it that irks me and that's because I think there is more behind it then a general term of endearment. Otherwise, I don't let it bother me.

Now my Mom...oh goodness she hates it. And doesn't mince words telling anyone that who dares to call her that. So I'm sure they call her other names behind her back
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For example, there is a Taco Bell in the area that I frequent. Everytime this woman hands me my order she always says, There you go "Sweetie" or there you go "Hon"


Does anyone else hate this?
That is very condecending. When people do it to me I feel like they are talking down to me (even though that may not be their intention). Its like when African American men are called "boy". (back from the slave days). Its very insulting.
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Old 02-25-2008, 09:50 AM   #7
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That is very condecending. When people do it to me I feel like they are talking down to me (even though that may not be their intention). Its like when African American men are called "boy". (back from the slave days). Its very insulting.
Hmmm, I have never thought of it as insulting.
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Old 02-25-2008, 09:52 AM   #8
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I don't particularly like it, but I'd rather be called Honey than Maam.
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That is very condecending. When people do it to me I feel like they are talking down to me (even though that may not be their intention). Its like when African American men are called "boy". (back from the slave days). Its very insulting.
I don't think it is the same thing at all. I am sure this will sound snotty, but it is TACO BELL. Pick up your chalupa and hit the road. I only consider it condescension when a person in a position of power uses language to belittle someone else. Someone who asks "You want hot or fire sauce, Honey?" is in no position of power over me, especially if I am the customer.
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Old 02-25-2008, 09:59 AM   #10
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I don't particularly like it, but I'd rather be called Honey than Maam.
My thoughts exactly! I might be in denial, but I am holding at "Miss"!
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I don't think it is the same thing at all. I am sure this will sound snotty, but it is TACO BELL. Pick up your chalupa and hit the road. I only consider it condescension when a person in a position of power uses language to belittle someone else. Someone who asks "You want hot or fire sauce, Honey?" is in no position of power over me, especially if I am the customer.
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Old 02-25-2008, 09:59 AM   #12
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Except for gross-looking guys calling it out on the street, I don't mind an occasional "honey" or "sweetie" appropriately thrown around.

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Old 02-25-2008, 09:59 AM   #13
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I have never had it done to me by a male only females and it doesn't bother me at all. I think it would be very disrespectful to my significant other if he were standing next to me and another man called me honey.
I would rather be called honey than someone giving me my food and not even caring about my presence.

And to the reference of calling someone boy. I am 35 and I always call my significant other a boy. I say "hello my boy" and "what a handsome boy". I am saying it in an endearing term not anything derogatory or disrespectful at all . I use the term boy because "man" sounds old and I like to think of myself as still young. lol
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Old 02-25-2008, 10:00 AM   #14
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I have a student that comes in my office quite a bit and calls me baby or honey. Very irritating and I do feel talked down too. Now I have had some sweet, older women do it and it never bother me, so I guess it depends on the person.
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Old 02-25-2008, 10:01 AM   #15
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I prefer Gorditas
I have never had one. Are they good? (I love Taco Bell )
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