Depends who it is and how they say it. Some sleazey looking git saying it annoys me but if theyre just being nice then its nice too :-)
lol thanks :-)
Yes, yes and yes! It is demeaning to me too! I do not like my colleagues or any person I should have kind of a formal relationship with, like a client for example, calling me this way, I have a name, you know! One went too far calling me baby, I was like WTF?! I keep quiet too, but sometimes I could keep quiet but give you a look that says it all, I just don't like it and I feel uncomfortable!
Because it really does annoy me and I have thought about it before and I was glad to see your question, I was like oh so someone else have the same problem, so I'm not weird! lol I was upset and told my friend about the one called me baby and she was like, huh that's fine, he is just friendly! How do those people think!!!!!! O.O
Really depends. Generally, I don't like it because it's just too "familiar" and a bit on the disrespectful side. If I don't know you, and I don't know what kind of person you are, then I don't want you to call me pet names. It can be a bit creepy....like a when a male stranger wants to touch me in some way. It immediately makes me question his intentions, as I've met too many of the type who just got way to familiar way too fast!
yes. especially babe, sweetie or even BABY. I'm like.. don't call me that. Only my man can call me that. It makes them look like a perv to me. They may not be, but in my mind they are lol. Idk, I just don't like it.
It depends! I believe it's not what you say it how you say it!
If it's a cultural thing, it's ok, provided I can call them the same. Otherwise I'll shrug it off as mild sexism. Obviously the context makes a lot of difference, it can be done to offend or not.
Its ok in some places.. like i have a friend from south(an 30+ old woman) and she calls me honey, darling, etc etc.. i don't mind becoz its their way to greet people.. over there those words are quite common.. but yes women or men shouldn't be called that way unless they have special relations with u..
If he's an older man it's ok. If he's my age i don't like it unless it's a joking babe.
yes and i tell them on their face :)
Good for you, wish I could be like this!
you can be :)
Yes. I think its very rude for someone to assume it is okay to be this 'friendly' with someone they do not know. For me it is definitely a warning that I probably won't get along with this person and immediately will not trust them. I will be polite, but it will put me on guard, and its certainly an ok way to feel about this.
If it was a stranger, yes. Because I'm short. I'd be like..just because I'm short does not mean I'm a little kid!
I smile and walk away!!!
Not at all, they don't know my name. We are a casual society so you shouldn't expect a 'madam' 'miss' or 'ma'am' on the streets, it's nice when you get it but don't expect it or you'll be disappointed. Kinda sucks though because male strangers always get 'sir'
Absolutly and I do tell them "You don't know me and have no right to call me put down words (words used in public to establish supiority). I then ask them how they would feel if I called them BOY. Most see the light at this time and say they are sorry. To those that don't, I wish the a good day, and proceed.
No I love it...
I don't either, I also think it's sweet. As long as they keep to the words you mentioned...otherwise they'd find my foot up their as+s so fast...
I don't mind it, I think it's sweet.
Yes i do , it's like shwo me some respect ! , i'm not you're wife or your girlfriend so please address me as mam or else don't speak to me .