I Hate Being Called Ma'am

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    It's Either Old Or A Man

    I have three reasons. One: It sounds like you're referring to the person as old. Two: It's an ugly and weird looking word. Three: It sounds like "man." Now that's rude to refer to a woman as ma'am. They may say it's suppose to mean, "miss." But I'd prefer miss instead of ma'am...
    trueheartis2cool trueheartis2cool
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Nov 12, 2011

    Ma'am Back

    I am so sick of being called ma'am...AND I'm sick of people who say I'm over reacting and that it's a sign of respect. I have a PhD, a demanding job, two amazing kids and am in great shape. Respect me for that ! Not because I've made it to the ripe old age of 48. Seriously, what...
    foreveryoung048 foreveryoung048
    46-50
    1 Response Dec 9, 2011

    Ugh!

    I hate being called Ma'am! I mean, I am ONLY 20 years old! I know some people use it for a "respect" thing, but I am PERSONALLY offended by it! I Not like it at all!
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Nov 3, 2009

    I know that it's SUPPOSED to be out of respect,

    but that doesn't make me like the word. I also hate when I politely ask whoever calls me ma'am to not do it any more and they reply with "that's how I was raised." well that's great and all, but if you truly care about respect, then it should be respected when asked to not refer...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Feb 28

    ....no More "ma'am", Please.

    It has been just this past year that I've noticed people, and mostly those in customer service calling me 'ma'am'...... ALOT; not just once during a service transaction; but MANY times....Even over the phone...!?  What's going on?? Is there a new shift happening universally, or...
    writethysoul writethysoul
    51-55
    1 Response Dec 30, 2010

    Hey...1945 Called, They Want Their Joke Back!

    Oh I am a guy and I have super long hair and both ears pierced so you think you are being cute calling me Ma'am and smiling your cheesy smile. Well, only problem is, it was funny once, like a hundred years ago dude, please get some new material!
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Feb 23, 2011
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