Jun 18, '09
Ah, we older women hate being called "ma'am".
I used to ask store clerks not to call me that and then I realized how rude I sounded and that they didn't mean anything by it - except respect.
When I watched the video, I cringed because women just come off looking petty when they say that and Barbara definitely looked petty.
Last edit by Spidey's mom on Jun 18, '09
: Reason: clarifying my fast typing . . .
Jun 18, '09
Gotta agree here. The man was addressing her in a respectful manner with no demeaning overtone whatsoever. Now, if he had called her "sweetheart", I would understand her getting her panties in a bunch. Statements like hers send us women back a thousand years. A woman who is really confident in her position wouldn't even dignify that with a response at all. If she felt that strongly about it, the place to address it is in a private conversation with the General.
She made me cringe a little!:uhoh21:
Last edit by Cherybaby on Jun 18, '09
: Reason: correcting my foul mouth :)
Jun 20, '09
That's nice but it doesn't excuse her rude and arrogant comment to someone who serves in this country's military. I think he has done more for this country than she has. As someone with many military veterans in the family, I would never speak to them the way she spoke to that General. It's completely disrespectful.
Last edit by RN1982 on Jun 20, '09