Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Boss

There are a few things in life that just flat tick me off. Okay, there are more than a few, but I digress.

What the hell is up with the term ‘Boss’? I went to a restaurant the other day and every time the waiter talked to me he call me ‘Boss’.

Tonight I went to look at used cars and every time the snotty nosed kid they called a salesman talked to me, he called me ‘Boss’.

Rest assured in both cases if I were the boss – their butt’s would be out the door.

And that’s all I have to say about that.

11 Comments:

Blogger Rachel said...

I'd fire them too if I were their boss. I have never heard anyone say people called them boss before. That's a new one for me.

7:59 PM  
Blogger nora said...

'Boss' seems to be the new 'chief.'
Someone called me 'm'am' yesterday. I started to get offended then I realized that he was right.

8:30 PM  
Blogger Jerry said...

I hate all those terms: Boss, Chief, Sport, Sport-O, Big Guy. From a stranger? What the hell?

9:18 PM  
Blogger 1 plus twins said...

omg, they do that out here all the time. i heard my hubby say that to someone and i told him he sounded like an idot!! lol

sorry i haven't posted or been commenting i have just been going thru a rough spot.

10:26 PM  
Blogger Aravis said...

I wonder if it's meant to be short for "You're the boss, boss." That sort of thing. Respectful in a disrespectful, overly familiar way.

Hm.

11:02 PM  
Blogger Cliff said...

I didn't know you could get upset so easily Ralph.
teehee

2:56 AM  
Blogger bobbie said...

Things like that can tick you off. I think it makes us wonder if the term is sarcasm. There's a young man in my neighborhood who constantly refers to me as "young lady". I'm 76 years old and it really annoys me!

5:27 AM  
Blogger Ramblings of a Villas Girl said...

Hi Ralph! I hate that too. Not that I have ever been called boss, but madam. This sets my blood boiling. It make me feel old. I am getting there, but lets not push it. Another is when a kid or anyone calls me sweetie or some other pet name. These people don't know me well enough to call me any of these terms. Well anyway, thanks for the vent.
I guess you didn't buy a car there huh? Lisa

10:16 AM  
Blogger Sue said...

How about "Hon" or "Dear"? I think that is to familier. Maybe we should all wear name tags. :)

2:00 PM  
Blogger Peruby said...

When I moved to the south for a few years, I got into the habit of calling folks dear and hon. It was just a habit and not a lot of thought went into it. It certainly was never meant to be disrespectful. My Mom would have clubbed my ears if I'd ever been disrepectful.

Anyway, the popular one in Ohio is still "Dude". Yak!

5:25 AM  
Blogger Dan said...

OK Buddy

5:51 AM  

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