How would you feel if someone called you…

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: How would you feel if someone called you Tootsie/Toots?
    I'd be annoyed but it's not a big deal. : (118 votes)
    40 %
    OH HELL NO! : (86 votes)
    29 %
    I wouldn't care. : (89 votes)
    30 %
    I like being called Tootsie/Toots! : (5 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 3
    3570 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Would it be said to a man?  I doubt it.  I would lose my shit if someone called me that at work.

    Post # 4
    655 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013


    It is most definitely disrespectful and unproffessional. This isn’t 1955 and you aren’t a secretary at an ad firm, so WTF?!?! I would pull him aside and give him a talking to.


    Post # 5
    1302 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Super annoying – I HATE when people call me pet names. I know some people find it sweet and/or endearing, but I think its degrading and belittles me. I HATE it.

    Post # 6
    752 posts
    Busy bee

    @ImmaBee:  My dad calls me that sometimes and I think it’s cute.

    In the office however it’s a different story…I think I would give the person a death stare or a “What did you just say??” stare.  See if that shuts them up.   

    Post # 7
    6631 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Eh, I would be annoyed but wouldn’t call them out on it. I am guilty of calling people “Hun”

    Post # 9
    5432 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2014 - Ontario, Canada ♥ EDD- April 2016

    I had a friend in highschool who always called me ‘toots’. It was super annoying, but I just tried to ignore it aha

    Post # 10
    3756 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    My FI calls me Toots. It’s cute! But I can understand how you might not like it from a co-worker. It depends on my relationship with the co-worker, if she was a fun person that I enjoyed I wouldn’t mind, but if I didn’t particularly care for her I’d probably be annoyed. I voted I wouldn’t care because most likely, I wouldn’t. 

    Post # 11
    664 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Is the co-worker a man or a woman? Call me sexist, but I would be annoyed by a man doing this, and wouldn’t care so much if it was from another woman.

    Post # 12
    5697 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I don’t think calling anyone of any sex any pet name in the work place is appropriate. I have one coworker (female) who calls me baby. She means well but it annoys me. I had another one who kept making the “kiss kiss” face at me and finally stopped when i kept ignoring her beacuse it gave me the creeps… I don’t call anyone at work sweetie or dear or honey or anything like that! It’s WORK!

    Post # 14
    4576 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    I hate being addressed by pet names, especially in an office setting. I have several coworkers (female) who call other females “sweetie”, etc.

    Of course, context is everything: if you’re the type that calls everyone that, whatever…but if you’re using it to be patronizing, THAT is when I get annoyed.


    Post # 15
    7654 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2012

    @ImmaBee:  Umm absolutely NOT by a co-worker. My mom calls me it to be silly, but never by a co-worker.

    Post # 16
    5905 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2018

    @ImmaBee:  I don’t care what people call me until I feel that whatever they decide to call me is being said with distain, disrespect or innappropriate connotation…I’ve got a sense of humor, I know that a lot of people aren’t good with names and go with a one size fits all name for people…Toots, stretch, gorgeous, babe, honey, punkin….you name it, I’ve been called it and with very few exceptions I honestly don’t mind because I know its not supposed to be upsetting or mean….

    People take things way to seriously anymore…I make it a point to almost never do that.

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