Starbucks has a new lifetime customer.
Last week, the account assistant I work closely with referred to my friend MH as ‘that lady at the Sun-Sentinel.’ Whaaaaat? Now, granted they have never met, so she has no idea if MH is 21 or 55. But it got me thinking as to whether people refer to us as ‘ladies’ all the time behind our backs. We did have this male intern awhile back who ‘ma’am’-ed us a lot but that was an entirely different situation. I was totally freaking out because, even if I end up a soccer mom, I still want the neighbors to think of my friends and me as ‘those cool chicks who are fun and have great clothes’ - not ‘those ladies!’
All confusion was cleared up this morning when I went for coffee. “Have a good day, young lady,” said the cute guy barista as he handed me my latte. Thank goodness!