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Entertaining & Etiquette

Calling a (not young) woman "Young Lady"

DGresh | Aug 30, 201505:31 AM     137

Went to a trendy neighborhood restaurant in Cambridge Mass last night with DH and twenty-something DD. I am in my mid-fifties. The waiter, when asking for my drink order, called me "young lady". Again when delivering said drink. Again when asking for my food order. After he left, my daughter asked me how I felt about it. I said the first time was "OK", but it was getting old after the third time. He continued this through the entire dinner, also using the phrase for my daughter, which she was also not fond of, for somewhat opposite reasons. This was probably just a verbal "tic" on his part, but somewhat annoying. Do other women "of a certain age" find this odd?

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