Sunday, August 19, 2007

Ma'am...


I went to the pharmacy a few minutes ago to pick up a few amenities.

I get to the counter and the young gentleman who served me rings up my purchases and then tells me my total.

I hand over my money and my points card and he says:

"Thank you ma'am."

I snort a little and say:

"Ma'am!?"

(Completely kidding of course..)

He says:

"It's the polite thing to say!"

"Of course", I say.

He says; "Well, if you were in your twenties, I would have said Miss."

...

I am in my twenties.

For three more years.

Three FULL years.

DAMMIT!!

30 comments:

Captain Smack said...

What were you getting at the pharmacy? If it was adult diapers and denture cream, then that might explain his confusion.

Nobody™ said...

The captain may just have a point. If you were buying something other than hemorrhoid cream he would have realized you were younger.

pezda said...

I didn't know the kids of today were so interested in proper checkout etiquette.

WAT said...

Oh hell no HE DIN'T!

Time for some good facial creams and more sleep honey. This outrage cannot go on! YOU MUST RECLAIM THY YOUTH AND PRONTO!

Peter Matthes said...

I think it might have been the points card.

stilettoheights said...

you should have punched him in the throat.

I get ma'amed all the time, I usually just say "Ma'am, is the crazy lady that took care of Webster, and I don;t see her around"

coffeypot said...

Yes ma'am. I understand. Think about being like me. I will be 63 next month and they make me pay for my coffee at the Waffle House before they pour it. Not much confidence there.

But being a son of the South, rest assured, if usn's didn't say yes or no ma'am to ANY female, we would get our ears boxed. It is totaly a term of respect for any female. Until you marry one and then it's bitch. Not all the time, but I'm just saying...

Lynda said...

Whoops! ROFL!

Skylers Dad said...

here's a tip: As you rifle through your purse, always take out your vibrator and set it on the counter.

Shows them who they are dealing with, ya know?

Todd said...

That kid was probably 16. To him, we all look like we belong in a nursing home.

Minty said...

Ouch. I went through a pretty serious depression when I stopped getting carded.

Sigh.
Sigh.
Sigh.

sid said...

LOL! I hung out with a bunch of 20 yrs olds once. They were talking bout how 19 was the best yrs of their lives. I must of rolled my eyes because they said: "For a 35 yr old you must think we're immature." I"M 24!!!!!!

Heather said...

I get ma'amed sometimes, too...but...I also still get carded when buying cigarettes...WTF is that about?!?!?

Emma said...

That shmuck.

Erica AP said...

Haha... The only time I get ma'am is when it's some southern boy trying to be proper. It really bothers me when I don't get carded for alcohol.

CarmenSinCity said...

Did you tell him you are still in your twenties???????

People are so stupid sometimes. They need to learn to keep their mouths shut.

It's like when there is a girl with a big stomach and the rest of her is small. You are pretty sure she's pregnant, but you CAN'T ask because what if she isn't????? That's when it is wise to keep the mouth shut!

GETkristiLOVE said...

Wait, you can get points for buying condoms?

Jen said...

hahahah you got
Ma'amed

it stings
don't it!

'Bubbles' said...

Hey, it just gets better and better, BL. Let it roll off like water on a duck's back. That's how the strong survive.

Palm Springs Savant said...

I do understand. I get "mister" from young kids and it freaks me out

Crazy Eddie said...

Oh damn. But don't fret my love, for this guy must've been cross eyed and blind as a bat to not see that you're a goddess. Was he special (as in Special Olympics)?

And about Amy. Yeah, I'm feeling down regarding the whole hot mess. Thanx for the cuddling babe.

Besos para siempre

dirty said...

I still get carded everywhere I go...does that make you feel better?

alexgirl said...

Are you kidding me? What a ponce. You should think of a really good insult for the next time you see him. I hate being called Ma'am, for I, too, am still in my twenties.

Grant Miller said...

What an asshole.

Cunning Linguist said...

I get ma'amd all the time. I just wish the smart ass behind the counter would finally fess up that he knows I'm male and stop it already. That sonofabitch does it one more time I'll be buying my tampax somewhere else from now on, thank you.

Scarlet said...

So, will you be buying denture glue and adult diapers elsewhere from now on?

Trouble said...

ha! Nice.

Before you know it, you'll be grateful to be carded like the rest of us oldsters are.

Trouble said...

Heh. Just wait until you're 40.

Doc said...

These kids today with their loud music, and hula hoops, long hair and earrings and such. Little whippersnapper. I hope you gave him the finger as you picked up your Oil of Olay and Centrum silver.

I'm 35 dear and I had to grow a mustache so I could buy smokes w/o my drivers licence.

Doc

Hot Lemon said...

let this be a cautionary tale to all you youngins-- err on the side of caution and just say "my mama taught me to call EVERYBODY ma'am."