Post # 1
I know this’ll sound crazy but I hate being called Mrs when I am a Miss – even my medical notes have me as Mrs (and I anm always insulted that they have married me off to my father!).
I know this has been on the news too, just wondered if I was alone in this – I just feel like they assume I should be married because of my age (28) and it makes me feel like a total spinster!
Post # 3
Doesn’t bother me a bit. I don’t wear a ring as I am a nurse so how are they to know my status?
Post # 4
It bothered me being called Ms and not Miss before I was married. I just find Ms so old sounding, so I would always ask to be called Miss.
Post # 5
Never had it happen, but it would annoy me. Someone introduced me as SOs girlfriend before we were together and I was furious.
Post # 6
I doesn’t really bother me either. I kept my maiden name and it’s about the same to me as calling me by my husband’s name instead of mine. I just feel like there are more important things to get worked up about.
Post # 7
I go into a lot of schools with my line of work, and it never really worries me to be honest.
Post # 8
Here everyone calls everyone else Ms. I have been a Ms. since I can remember and even my mom is a Ms. Just makes things easy and certainly doesn’t bother me.
Post # 9
I really like being called Miss, but Ms. always makes me cringe.
Post # 10
- Wedding: June 2012 - Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards
It happens to me, but Im in academia and students are used to being told what to call you. If you don’t, they default to Mr. Or Mrs.
It’s better than being mistaken for a man!
Through my work, I do a lot of writing. Many of my readers assure I’m a man. Ever time there is a gathering where I’m among them, people will ask if one of my older, male colleagues is me. When I tell them my name, most are shocked.
I’ll take being called Mrs. over people thinking I’m an old man with gray hair!
Post # 11
I don’t mind Ms., but I do hate ma’am!
Post # 12
Doesn’t bother me. It’s an honest mistake and really, how are they suppose to know?
Post # 13
Wait so is it bad that I got really excited when the sales lady refered to me as my FI’s wife when we were couch shopping?
Post # 14
It doesn’t bother me at all. I don’t expect people to check my left hand before addressing me, and if I feel like correcting them I can do so quickly and politely.
Agreed lol! I’ve been getting “ma’am” waaaaaay too often for my taste lately. I guess 25 is the new 50?
Post # 15
I was a server in the past, and learned very quickly to call EVERYONE “Miss”. It is much more flattering than “Ma’am”, and women generally aren’t offended by people assuming they are younger than they actually are. I actually had a few older women say “Oh, aren’t you sweet”.
Post # 16
I just refer to everyone as Ms. (Not Mrs. or Miss)
I don’t think women’s titles should change based on their marital status. In my industry most people refer to women as Ms.
Also, I wonder if everyone pronounces them the same?
Ms. – miz
Miss – miss
Mrs. – misses