(Closed) How old do I look?

posted 9 years ago in Beauty
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  • Post # 3
    1762 posts
    Buzzing bee

    @Meowkers:  Was it someone from the South? He was probably just trying to be polite. You look very young, so if I were you I wouldn’t be concerned about looking old.

    I’m in my mid-20s and look younger than my age, and I got “ma’am-ed” everywhere in the South.

    ETA: How old do you think a “ma’am” should be?

    Post # 6
    1797 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Fiance and I think 29!  We didn’t read anything…just looked at the pics…so hope we didn’t miss something.

    Post # 7
    1762 posts
    Buzzing bee

    @bzzzybee:  I’m from Southern California too, so I’m aware that the ma’am thing is rare there.

    Either way, with your amazing skin, you definitely don’t look 40. I wouldn’t be worried.

    Post # 8
    4996 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    Your face looks quite young but your eye make-up is a bit heavy for my taste and seems to make you look older. Have you tried a more natural look? 

    Post # 9
    67 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    Ahh hahaha . I’m sorry girl. You don’t look like a mam to me but I am terrible at guessing age. I  still feel like I look 21 even though I don’t …at all lol

    I can tell how old I really look when I’m in class with a bunch of students that just got out of high school ๐Ÿ™

    Im also from s-cali

    Post # 10
    67 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    Yeah I have noticed too that the heavier my make up is the older I look. I get hit on by younger guys more when I don’t have makeup on 

    I hope you post how old you are..now I’m dying to know haha

    Post # 11
    1029 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    I think the sales person was just trying to be polite. He probably didn’t know what to call but just ma’am came to his mind.

    When I was called madam instead of mademoiselle when I was in Paris last year, I was a little taken a back but accepted the universe that I am aging.  I was 27 then.

    Post # 12
    358 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    Maybe he did ma’am instead of miss because he saw your wedding ring? I think a “miss” is only an unmarried youngish person. Once you are married, you are a ma’am in my book.

    Post # 13
    4053 posts
    Honey bee

    I get ma’amed all the time and I’m 22. lol.

    Post # 14
    878 posts
    Busy bee

    @Meowkers:  It wasn’t because you look “older” (you don’t).  It was because he thought that that was the correct way to be extremely polite and look respectful. He didn’t realize that it would come off as an age thing. 

    One of my friends freaked out about the same thing a year or two ago. She actually told the cashier to not call her ma’am and lectured him about why.

    Post # 15
    3389 posts
    Sugar bee

    If not the “Ma’am” then what are the young supposed to call you then when they don’t know your name? I would be more insulted if they called me “Lady” or “Woman” don’t you think?

    There are so may ways to call a female

    1. Miss
    2. Mrs.
    3. Ms
    4. Ma’am

    It’s hard to choose so most think they are safe with Ma’am.

    Post # 16
    5317 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I got ma’amed once, by a guy who couldn’t have been 5 years my junior, and even though it was a while ago it still smarts to remember it.

    Miss or Ms (which is pronounced Mizz) will be fine. Madam would work, I suppose. Ma’am is totally not a “safe” choice afaic. I don’t ever have a need to call someone “Sir” (“excuse me” tends to work just fine) but if I did, it would be “Sir” and “Madam” (pronouced Mah-dim, not Mah-damn).

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