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Friday, February 25, 2011

Whatever you do, don't call me Ma'am! by Katie

Katie from Like Sunshine after Rain is the first blogger to ever comment on my blog! In turn she was the first blog I began to follow. Thank you so much Katie for writing for me while I am off being hazy. Katie is a fantastic writer and as you will see very humorous. Head over to her blog to see for yourself!

My husband had duty this past weekend and I took him dinner on Saturday night. I always take him dinner when he's on duty and we have a picnic, on the duty desk, with the Sergeant of the Guard and the Duty Driver. It's romantic, in a military relationship kind of way.

We went out to eat the following day and somehow, over lunch at the Olive Garden, the talk turned to how old we have become. Really, it turned to how old I am, but it makes me feel better to include my husband, because as I tell him, he's old and has accepted it, it's still new to me. I told him that it always makes me feel so old when the Duty Driver calls me "Ma'am." Have a good night, Ma'am. Thanks for dinner, Ma'am. Here, have my seat, Ma'am.

I'm only going to be twenty-five in June, stop calling me Ma'am! I'm not a freaking Ma'am, I'm Staff Sergeant's hot, YOUNGER wife!

I graduated high school in 2004. It feels like it was just yesterday. I counted at lunch and I graduated high school SEVEN years ago! S-E-V-E-N.

As I was drowning my sorrow in calamari and bread sticks, my husband, who always.says.the.right.thing, looks at me and says, do you really want to feel old? Um, no, but let's see where this is going...

"We were talking about Obama last night and I told Sgt. Doesn't.Call.Me.Ma'am. that Obama's his President and we have him to thank for [whatever inappropriate thing they were discussing and probably isn't blog appropriate]. He said, 'Hell No.'  and we both looked at PFC Stop.Freaking.Calling.Me.Ma'am. and he said, 'SSgt., I couldn't even vote for the guy, he can't be my President.'"

Did ya'll just hear my fork hit the plate?

My husband then tried to make me feel better, "Oh, don't worry, he's eighteen now."

Eighteen?! EIGHTEEN?!

You've got to be kidding me, right? How in the world did I get to be a Ma'am? More importantly, how do I make it stop?


  1. Hahaha I was really thrown off by the Ma'am thing at first too. I'm not sure where you are living, but in the south everyone calls you ma'am. He was probably just trying to be polite :) If it makes you feel better I get called ma'am too (especially when I'm with my husband), and I'm 23.

  2. Ma'am is different depending on where you live. Down south I learn to live with it. In Boston it's offensive and no one wants to hear it!

  3. Nicole, I agree. But, being from the North, I use the Northern association and that's why it bugs me so much!!

  4. I've been a ma'am for over 12 years now. That and I get called Mrs. (insert ex-husband's last name here). Ma'am does make me feel older though; no doubt about it.

  5. i know how you feel. i've been called ma'am since i graduated from college...and from people older than me!


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