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Originally Posted by sourland View Post

Called a woman at work 'ma'am' and was called sexist and given a ration of chit.  My reply was, "You prefer b*tch'?  Management had a slight problem with that.

Given those choices, I'll definitely take ma'am, although I probably get the other more often big_smile.png
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Hi everyone I'm back :frow 300+ posts behind. Finally got my antibiotics and holding down food today with no fever. Yesterday was bad. On top of my wrist and the food poisoning and hours on the phone with the CDC, I found out one of my dearest friends-actually my first boyfriend from high school passed away of a massive heart attack at 44! I am still devastated... Life is just not fair and I have had one heck of a bad end to 2016. Praying that 2017 takes it easy on me. Will catch up reading when I get done putting the birds away. the ducks are being dummies and wont go into the shelter now that Bill wind proofed it! :he

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Seriously, I don't understand why ma'am is a problem.  It's how I was raised.  Maybe it's a rural/urban thing rather than a regional thing ?
I guess since I've always been around others calling someone ma'am who is older than me. Maybe 40ish? I guess I feel its a title that comes with age that I haven't earned yet
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Ducks I raise: Snowy calls and Anconas
Chickens I raise: Ohiki, Swedish flower, svart hona, chocolate, mauve, mauve splash, cuckoo, blue, splash and black orps (bantams, ENGLISH), brown/isabel leghorns, and easter eggers. New for 2017 chocolate cuckoo english orpingtons(large fowl) and Buff saddleback pomeranian geese!
And, 1 lonely guinea hen who thinks she's a duck.
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Ducks I raise: Snowy calls and Anconas
Chickens I raise: Ohiki, Swedish flower, svart hona, chocolate, mauve, mauve splash, cuckoo, blue, splash and black orps (bantams, ENGLISH), brown/isabel leghorns, and easter eggers. New for 2017 chocolate cuckoo english orpingtons(large fowl) and Buff saddleback pomeranian geese!
And, 1 lonely guinea hen who thinks she's a duck.
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Hi, mel, glad you are improving.  Sour says 2017 will be better.  :fl

Friends are the family you make for yourself.
There are no coincidences- only providences.

Celebrating the fourth quarter of my first century.

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Friends are the family you make for yourself.
There are no coincidences- only providences.

Celebrating the fourth quarter of my first century.

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I guess since I've always been around others calling someone ma'am who is older than me. Maybe 40ish? I guess I feel its a title that comes with age that I haven't earned yet

 

 

40ish ?  I would donate a gonad to medical research if I could be 40ish again.  :lau

Friends are the family you make for yourself.
There are no coincidences- only providences.

Celebrating the fourth quarter of my first century.

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Friends are the family you make for yourself.
There are no coincidences- only providences.

Celebrating the fourth quarter of my first century.

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Originally Posted by WVduckchick View Post

Given those choices, I'll definitely take ma'am, although I probably get the other more often big_smile.png
I've been called worse...much, much worse gig.gif

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Hi everyone I'm back frow.gif  300+ posts behind. Finally got my antibiotics and holding down food today with no fever. Yesterday was bad. On top of my wrist and the food poisoning and hours on the phone with the CDC, I found out one of my dearest friends-actually my first boyfriend from high school passed away of a massive heart attack at 44! I am still devastated... Life is just not fair and I have had one heck of a bad end to 2016. Praying that 2017 takes it easy on me. Will catch up reading when I get done putting the birds away. the ducks are being dummies and wont go into the shelter now that Bill wind proofed it! he.gif
hugs.gif mel! 2017 will be better!
NPIP & AI CLEAN
Ducks I raise: Snowy calls and Anconas
Chickens I raise: Ohiki, Swedish flower, svart hona, chocolate, mauve, mauve splash, cuckoo, blue, splash and black orps (bantams, ENGLISH), brown/isabel leghorns, and easter eggers. New for 2017 chocolate cuckoo english orpingtons(large fowl) and Buff saddleback pomeranian geese!
And, 1 lonely guinea hen who thinks she's a duck.
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NPIP & AI CLEAN
Ducks I raise: Snowy calls and Anconas
Chickens I raise: Ohiki, Swedish flower, svart hona, chocolate, mauve, mauve splash, cuckoo, blue, splash and black orps (bantams, ENGLISH), brown/isabel leghorns, and easter eggers. New for 2017 chocolate cuckoo english orpingtons(large fowl) and Buff saddleback pomeranian geese!
And, 1 lonely guinea hen who thinks she's a duck.
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The older I get the more I realize how important it is to get up and go. My wife likes to lounge on the couch not me. I got to keep moving.

My husband and I were born six months apart, but thanks to him playing hockey and staying active he's effectively several years younger than me.

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Ayam Cemani and Oregon Gray/Dark Gray turkeys

 

Incubating in a vintage GQF 1402 cabinet

 

Life is short...live and love.

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Walnut Hill Farm

Ayam Cemani and Oregon Gray/Dark Gray turkeys

 

Incubating in a vintage GQF 1402 cabinet

 

Life is short...live and love.

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post #29618 of 55460
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Originally Posted by Tumbling K View Post
 

I've never run into that, all my working years.......not sure if it's a regional thing.....but every female coworker I speak to gets the yes ma'am or no ma'am.

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Seriously, I don't understand why ma'am is a problem.  It's how I was raised.  Maybe it's a rural/urban thing rather than a regional thing ?

 

I'm leaning toward regional.  No one ever said ma'am when I was growing up, except for my dad, who didn't grow up in SoCal.  When we went to Texas last year, I heard it all the time and would always look around to see who they were talking to - since almost no-one calls me ma'am.  Didn't really bother me.  Had to figure out the difference between y'all and all y'all though.  We had a lot of laughs about it with DH's cousins.

Nevertheless, she persisted.

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Nevertheless, she persisted.

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40ish ?  I would donate a gonad to medical research if I could be 40ish again.  lau.gif
Not saying 40 is old but just guess I feel as if I'm the kid and I've got people much older calling me ma'am. It is different if an 18 year old is calling me ma'am
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Ducks I raise: Snowy calls and Anconas
Chickens I raise: Ohiki, Swedish flower, svart hona, chocolate, mauve, mauve splash, cuckoo, blue, splash and black orps (bantams, ENGLISH), brown/isabel leghorns, and easter eggers. New for 2017 chocolate cuckoo english orpingtons(large fowl) and Buff saddleback pomeranian geese!
And, 1 lonely guinea hen who thinks she's a duck.
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NPIP & AI CLEAN
Ducks I raise: Snowy calls and Anconas
Chickens I raise: Ohiki, Swedish flower, svart hona, chocolate, mauve, mauve splash, cuckoo, blue, splash and black orps (bantams, ENGLISH), brown/isabel leghorns, and easter eggers. New for 2017 chocolate cuckoo english orpingtons(large fowl) and Buff saddleback pomeranian geese!
And, 1 lonely guinea hen who thinks she's a duck.
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In the south you get slapped if you don't call a woman ma'am. Though it fun to call someone my age ma'am or sir because they are working big_smile.png their reaction is priceless.
NPIP in MS, reorganizing breed choices and projects.
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