(Closed) ‘Thank you Mrs…” “Actually, it’s Miss”

posted 9 years ago in Names
  • poll: Do you mind being called by the wrong title (Mrs, miss, ms etc)?

    I don't mind it

    Yes! It really annoys me

    I've never thought of it before

    I've never had that happen to me

  • Post # 32
    Member
    5667 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I prefer Ms. to Mrs. for sure. I think of of a sucessful career woman when I hear Ms., a teenager when I hear Miss and an older stay at home mom when I hear Mrs. I’d much prefer Ms. to the alternatives.

    Post # 33
    Member
    400 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    It doesn’t annoy me, I’m used to it. I guess it’s regional but I’ve been Miss and Ma’am since I was like 13 lol

    Post # 34
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    2775 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

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    @mightywombat:  I’m surprised people dislike “ms.” That never would have occurred to me. Why?

    There was a prior thread similar to this one, and several bees thought it connoted a spinster/catlady.  Surprised me, too, because I don’t see it that way at all.  In my head, Ms. ia a professional woman regardless of marital status (because that’s the way it is in my field – it would actually be bizarre to call a married woman Mrs.).

    Post # 35
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    1359 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Yeah, Ms. would definitely be my preference. Mrs sounds so … old and motherly to me. Maybe one day I will feel like a “Mrs” but for now I think I would totally cringe if someone called me that.

    Post # 36
    Member
    5496 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2010

    For my work, I use “Ms.” to address any women in which I don’t know their marital status. I thought that was common and widely accepted.

    Post # 36
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    7605 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    I don’t mind it, but I’m an elementary school teacher.  Kids get it mixed up all the time so I’ve become used to being called both Miss and Mrs. by the same kid on the same day. 🙂

    I’ve never had it happen from an adult, though!

    Post # 37
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    5540 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2011

    Wow. Growing up I got my butt swatted if I didn’t call anyone who was older than me “Ma’am” or “sir”. I get that it is a regional thing, but I NEVER would have thought of it as being offensive. Nor does it have much to do with age. Anyone who isn’t my peer gets called sir or ma’am. I am also in the camp that cant hear the verbal difference in Ms. Or Miss. so it was never a big deal to me. It makes me excited now to be Mrs. 😀 

    Post # 38
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    9478 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2012

    It doesn’t bother me.  It is what it is.

    Post # 41
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    477 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: The castle at stagecoach

    its kind of bothered me that people keep calling me señorita even though i am wearing an engagement and wedding band together….i know im young (23) but are they blind to the fact that i have a wedding band on??? sometimes i correct them and say señora. and sometimes i just go with it . if im with my husband i correct it though

    Post # 42
    Member
    5427 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I hate being called Ma’am. I ain’t no old lady! Cashiers do that all the time. Bugs me to no end, because when I want to say something, I am the one who looks like an old biddy hen! And I am not that OLD to be called Ma’am! At least I don’t think so…. LOL

    Post # 43
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    257 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    I am usually called Ms., and it’s what I prefer and what I will prefer until I become a Dr. 

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