I'm just back from lunching with my mother. We met in a town half way between us. We met at the picture framing place because she wanted to get some tiles I made for Dad mounted. We had to get it done because he keeps saying he'll be dead before he sees them. So we did that, looking good, and went and had lunch.
And while I was waiting for Mum to get in and get organised, the cafe owner put a form and a pen in front of me and asked if I'd fill it in as a vote for them in the small business awards. And I was going to say, well I haven't even ordered my food yet so how do I know if I'm going to want to vote for you. But I didn't because I could win a prize myself if I filled it in.
And how I wished I hadn't filled it in.
Both of the women who worked there insisted on calling everyone, every time they opened their mouth, sweetie or darling. God, that pisses me off so much I can't even explain it. Sweetie I think is even worse than luv. And it's bad enough having a woman my own age calling me sweetie, but it was even more annoying hearing her call my 76 year old mother sweetie. It sounded almost condescending.
Would you like another coffee sweetie?
How was that darling?
oh, yeah, lol, and the other woman who worked there kept walking past and giving me these big smiles and I'd have to try and smile back, usually with a mouthful of food.
They were like deranged idiots.
Anyway it was very annoying. It always is.
I need to breathe deep………..let it go.