Wasn't sure where to put this but I got accused of ageism on the phone today
I called a lady "ma'am" over the phone and she flipped her lid saying Im displaying ageism and she doesn't like that and im extremely rude. So I gently said Miss/Mrs. I'm really sorry I didn't mean to offend, its an old habit from the military where I say sir to men and ma'am to women. She went off about how im so rude and she doesn't like it and she wants to talk to a manager. I asked her if she could hold so I could transfer her to her voicemail because our manager was out of the office. She hung up.
Truth be told I have never ever heard the word ageism in a really conversation so I goggled to make sure what I thought was correct lol. Am I really just a ageist pig or did I miss some sort of phone etiquette training in my past???
Been saying sir/Ma'am since August of 2008 and one lady laughingly said you can call me (sally, sue or whatever her name was) but never been accused of displaying ageism before.
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ah the challenge that isnt a challenge
This is probably one of those women that won't tell anyone their age or weight. It's not like you called her an "old bat" or something.
Progressives look for any avenue they can to besmirch traditional values in an attempt to coerce everyone into their mindset.
And to think, they're always the ones accusing others of being bullies.
I find this type of behavior rather amusing.
Oh, I forgot. Good job. Sir!
correct...if you want to really set them off when they hit you with something outrageous ask them "what color is the sky in your world?"
straight from just odd to unhinged in a nano second
if they are going to be freaks of nature we might as well enjoy the show
There is actually a huge thread debating whether the thin blue line flag is right/wrong. Got little heated then died off. I feel there is ONE AMERICAN flag and like branches in the military there are organizational flags but no one ever modifies the American flag. It stays red/white, and blue and then there are little custom org flags. I don't like the think blue line flag modification but I do understand the reason. But then we could can a blue line flag for air force, white line for navy, green for army, green for marines, blue for law enforcement, and whatever color for whatever other organization. That in my mind breeds more then just being proud to be affiliated. One flag overarching all of us to support and band together. Then you can design a custom L.E. Logoes flag symbol, and an air force logo symbol etc, just nothing modifying the current red/white/ and blue JUST MY OPINION. I would never tell a surviving spouse/loved one/family to take down the blue line flag, just don't agree with the modifications etc.
I will fly the American flag until I feel My country has abandoned what it stood for and not changing it or modifying it for anyone.
that as a pretty good thread... and it remained civil for the most part which always pleases me
Yes Jake, I wish there were a better way as well. I really appreciate that people are standing behind our boys (and girls) in law enforcement. I just would prefer that the symbol of this solidarity be something that I could in good conscience, display on my truck.
My family has sacrificed too much in the way of blood and death for our flag, to see it bastardized or devalued. Even if its for something that helps me personally.
very true... i still prefer that to hanging out in the rain at night with no light...
but to me it is all about respect. if it is intended toward our flag then i am tending toward greater leniency than say ... some illegal who wants me to support them and their 95 kids burning it for political purposes
but i will drop it at that
just got home form dropping the kid off at work he is doing well and i am pleased but the storm blowing through right now is the worst i have driven in here for years...a foot of gloppy slop even my truck was swimming in it at anything much over 30
glad i got the snow blower fixed the other day but i sure wish i had a new impeller in it or the tools to have straightened it out better have to be back to pick him up at 7:30 and i am hoping i can blast outta here without it in the am without wrecking the drive or turning a berm into an ice wall