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Old 07-25-2014, 07:31 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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I HATE when random people call me "hon". Like a cashier, for example. I find it so demeaning. I understand that I'm in my late twenties and I probably look a couple years younger than that even, but being called "hon" makes me feel like I'm twelve.

Anybody with me?
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Old 07-25-2014, 07:38 PM
 
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Never bothered me. Growing up in MA, people often called others "dear". I never thought anything malicious was intended.

That said, I don't go around calling people "hon" or "dear". It's not my style.

IMO, there are far more important things to get upset about in this life.

Just my two cents.
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Old 07-25-2014, 07:39 PM
 
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How about sweetheart?
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Old 07-25-2014, 07:42 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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I don't like "sweetheart" either. That's something you say to a child. It makes me feel diminished as a person.
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Old 07-25-2014, 07:43 PM
 
Location: Denver 'burbs
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Depends on the situation and intent. A cashier being friendly? No prob. A man, in a professional situation, calling me "hon", "babe", "sweetheart" or the like attempting to minimize my professional status? Not ok.
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Old 07-25-2014, 07:44 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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I HATE when random people call me "hon". Like a cashier, for example. I find it so demeaning. I understand that I'm in my late twenties and I probably look a couple years younger than that even, but being called "hon" makes me feel like I'm twelve.

Anybody with me?
Don't come to Baltimore, then.
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Old 07-25-2014, 07:53 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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Waitresses and cashiers say "hon" all time, and I'm 67....it's not meant to demean you, some people
just talk that way.
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Old 07-25-2014, 07:58 PM
 
Location: The #1 sunshine state, Arizona.
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I HATE when random people call me "hon". Like a cashier, for example. I find it so demeaning. I understand that I'm in my late twenties and I probably look a couple years younger than that even, but being called "hon" makes me feel like I'm twelve.

Anybody with me?
You think that is bad, wait will they start calling you "ma'am."
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Old 07-25-2014, 08:22 PM
 
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You think that is bad, wait will they start calling you "ma'am."
Haha! Good one
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Old 07-25-2014, 08:23 PM
 
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Depends on the situation and intent. A cashier being friendly? No prob. A man, in a professional situation, calling me "hon", "babe", "sweetheart" or the like attempting to minimize my professional status? Not ok.
This is true^
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