Thursday, March 22, 2007

Don't Call Me Ma'am

I am 32 years old.
I don't feel old on a regular basis....yet!
I feel old a when certain things hits me like I have a 10 year old that is turning into a young lady right before my eyes! Or my 5 year old is such a big boy pouring his own milk and putting away his own laundry.
But on a regular basis I feel young and in my prime!
But one thing that makes me feel 90 is when those polite "young people" call me Maam!
I swear I want to turn around and deck them!
Do I look like a ma'am? (That was a retorical question!!)
I know people are only being polite, but maybe they could call me "Miss"
Have a good day, Miss
Do you need any help Miss?
I swear I have been called Ma'am 20 times in the last week!
So, thank you for all of you wonderful polite people....but listen


The Suburban Nomad said...

You know you'll always be my old lady baby :-)

Lira said...


I get ma'amed at 26! I know the feeling! Strangely, it doesn't seem to matter if the ma'amer is younger than me or my age. And I've had a couple store clerks who are older than me address me thus as well.

I've decided to just accept the comment as a polite acknowledgment of my female presence. But it is still weird.