Originally Posted by Livia
It becomes more awkward for me when someone I don't know or just met applies the term to me.
Spare a thought for those of us who are appallingly bad at remembering names
My coping default is never to use a name (even when I do actually know it) and I manage to live my life with 90% of the time never needing to refer to anyone by name.
For the other 10% there is "Boss", "Chief" and........."Luv"
I can see circumstances for me using "Admiral" (in a light hearted way) to refer to someones "Partner" (yuck, am awful term
).........especially when I have already been introduced by name. 10 times. and have still forgotten who he / she is
and / or I am not sure of their relationship (Wife? / Girlfriend? / Partner? / Hooker?) so can't use that term instead.
In the workplace I use yellow stickies. and floor plans. A real b#gger when folks move around though
Of course if I use a term someone does not react well to then I desist. If they react Diva style then that would be very easily acheived - on a "life is too short to bother with" basis
No doubt mutually
FWIW I once lived with a woman for around 3 months - that relationship ended around about the time she discovered I didn't know her name
. Women are funny
"Boss" worked well in the interim
In my defence it is socially awkward after a surprisingly short while to ask someone's name (again. or yet again). Nothing really "good" timing wise after a day or 2. or night
And she was very foreign in a very foreign country with a cow of a name to pronounce let alone remember
. and I had been drinking