I got ma'amed.

I got ma'amed at Starbucks today. My delicious iced tall skinny cinnamon dolce latte tastes a lot less sweet when it comes with a side of "you're old".

Word to the young, well-meaning customer service folk: always go with miss unless you're sure the person is over 50. You're more likely to get a tip that way.

5 comments:

  1. Girl, I feel your pain. I get Ma'am-ed all the time because of being married to military. It's been happening ever since I was 19. But it still makes me feel old every time!

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  2. It happens to the best of us! Now a days I'm excited if they refer to me as "miss"

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  3. You should move to the south... The person probably was raised her. And it just means they are being polite. You say Ma'am to everyone. NO matter what. H

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  4. Seriously, I feel the same exact way. It makes me feel so OLD! And I think the exact way. Sometimes it makes me shudder!

    Great blog!

    Alicia
    www.momdot.com

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  5. Hey! Yo' mama is over 50, and I STILL like to be called "miss", no matter how much I know they're lying! Funny stuff, Nat! You have my sympathy. You still look like a kid to most! You were probably wearing your professional garb. Love you lotz,
    Mommy Salame

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