I Was Called Ma'am

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    I Am Not My Grandmother Damn It !!!

    o_O holy crap !!! this is one thing I cannot stand, I realize that most people say it as some sort of sign of respect.............BUT when someone calls me ma'am, I freakin' see red !!! It bothers me THAT much. If I make it to say...............60, then you can...
    hartleybroken hartleybroken
    22-25, F
    9 Responses Nov 9, 2010

    Thank U Maam

    I live in the South so i get called  ma'am often.
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Mar 17, 2010

    Ouch, Really?

    It hit me hard, the polite thank you from the attractive youth.  Alas, to be seen as an asexual guide toward the produce aisle as opposed to the voluptuous and mysterious stranger once approached with timidity and blushing cheek.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jul 27, 2010

    I'm On The Phone A Lot For My Job

    and usually once a week someone calls me ma'am and then immediately apologizes.  i have not sounded like a ma'am since puberty.  lol i just think people are talking to woman on the phone.
    passionateactorxox passionateactorxox
    31-35, M
    2 Responses May 13, 2010
    KatieTreat KatieTreat
    51-55, T
    Apr 2, 2014

    I had just come from electrolysis,

    and my face was red, and what's left of my beard was showing, with no makeup on, and my hair was not looking its best. I had on a simple striped knit boatneck top with 3/4 sleeves and my skinny jeans, and I was in my car. I was leaving Home Depot where I had stopped on my way...
    KatieTreat KatieTreat
    51-55, T
    5 Responses Sep 16, 2015

    And Was Genuinely Surprised

    I was taught back in the 70's to use the term "Ma'm" for elderly, older women.   Can you imagine my surprise when I was first called that?  I pride myself on looking younger than my 50 years.  Mary Kay's "Extra Emollient Night Creme" has been my best...
    50yrsold 50yrsold
    51-55, F
    6 Responses May 18, 2010

    It Happens Alot

    i am called mam alot . it happens on the phone . my voice is high . when my voice was changing in high school around 16 - 17.  there was a really bad wildfire and i was running alot during that time .i also have astma .  it really does **** me off when i am called mam...
    deleted deleted
    May 13, 2010

    A Lot Over The Years

    Going way back I have been Ma'amed in stores and on the street. From the back and sides and even sometimes face to face.More recently, at work, not everyday at my job but many times a week I am being ma'amed from the side, or back by men, women, and more.Well, needless to say it...
    Josie06 Josie06
    56-60, F
    1 Response Aug 1, 2012


    i was opening car doors for the lil kids and i opened one for the third grader and the third grader said thank you maam. When i got home my mom called me ancient, wtf lmao
    Dawn1105 Dawn1105
    3 Responses Mar 17, 2010

    Yes I Have

    It is alway from behind, I guess because I have long hair. My hair now is mid back dark brown, semi wavy very well taken care of. I have been sitting with my back to someone and have been called ma'am. My wife and I get a laugh about it. Oh well I think it is OK they think I have...
    lingerieme lingerieme
    51-55, M
    Feb 22, 2013
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