But those buses, they’ve seen a PC trail and they’re blazing it down the bus lane, we are right behind them. The term 'babe' suggests to Squeamish Louise that the user might have taken a fancy to her and just makes Squeamish Kate plain cringe. Here’s a list of other names they have been called, don’t consider yourself good as fired if you’ve used them. Just due for some vigorous re-training.
2. Ma’am- Squeamish Kate got called this when travelling around New Zealand and Australia at the ripe old age of 20 at supermarket check outs. It cut her to her wizened quick. That term is for old ladies and The Queen.
3. Baby- This was a term occasionally used at a former place of work for one of the Squeamishes. It seemed always intended as an endearment, so whilst it was somewhat patronising they couldn’t help but take it with the grace intended.
4. Sweetheart- this immediately reminds Squeamish Kate of the Mike Leigh film Secrets and Lies, which she assures us we absolutely must watch. If ever she sees it written down she reads it in Brenda Blethyn’s voice.
5. Miss- Squeamish Louise says she understands the tricky choice for those in customer services betwixt Miss and Ma’am and if she had to choose would go for the latter as it’s not so oddly young.
Now you tell us, what apparent terms of endearment have you been called and why do you love or hate them?