I know I’m an old bitch but it still cuts like a knife. To add insult to injury, it happened to me in back-to-back stores.
There I was, a patron, and I was referred to as “ma’am.”
I’m not one of those women who cares about age. I’m pushing 36. Whatever, we all get older. However when I hear the “m” word it really is like a slap in the face or being spit on. Scratch that, I enjoy that sort of thing. It’s like being a white person being beaten by a black mob in Wisconsin after a black cop shoots and kills a black criminal.
“Ma’am” to me is like “cunt” to the majority of women.
It really is the most backhanded compliment, I’m trying to be respectful while implying you are old.
I think the two in a row is what got me.
Though still very funny to me, I’m not going to say it did not sting. It did.