I so hate being called "MAM" especially when you are talking to a call centre in a country that doesn't speak English. Frustration causes me to lose control.
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  1. belladora

    Makes me feel old.

    November 15, 2016
    1. sharnsgarden

      Makes me mad but not as mad when I’m called “Madam”, we all know what a “Madam” does for a living

      November 16, 2016
  2. noahbody

    LOL! Would you prefer “Mizz”?

    November 15, 2016
    1. sharnsgarden

      No, don’t like that either, my title is Mrs if some one needs to give me a title. I would prefer to be called by my first name, especially as I always give it when I ring anybody.

      November 16, 2016
      1. noahbody

        Ahhh… my type of lady.

        November 16, 2016
  3. harlequine

    I get that too… I can’t take it, generally I’ll respond with “Child” it works… the “Ma’am” doesn’t come back out

    November 15, 2016
    1. sharnsgarden

      It really is one of my pet hates and just makes me see red

      November 16, 2016
      1. harlequine

        When it comes to call centres, my worst moment is when they’re clearly Indian, they can’t pronounce the name they’ve been given properly but are adamant they’re Jennifer, can’t spell it right or say it right so I then become Sunita, usually they hang up straight away and I’m free to go on with my day

        November 17, 2016
        1. sharnsgarden

          I have a lot of fun with call centres who ring me, all companies that I deal with here in Australia have a standard form of dealing with customers, usually the first thing said is “this conversation will be recorded” overseas call centres that ring me don’t say this. I ask on who’s behalf are they ringing me, then ask if they are ringing from that company they should know the answers of the questions they are asking me, not verifying stuff they already know etc, they usually hang up, unfortunately they are usually private numbers, my phones are on auto reject for overseas calls however a lot of these call centres use computers to get around this reject so I still get the Ma’am calls

          November 18, 2016
  4. Dream_On

    I don’t know any woman that likes being called, “ma’am …. errrgh! I hate it as well. ”emo angry">

    November 16, 2016
    1. sharnsgarden

      It’s an instant walk away, hang up phone reaction with me.

      November 16, 2016
  5. 4lorac

    when I worked call centers, no one listened closely enough to figure out they were not talking to a SIR…I am not a a sir….I have learned to let them think I am a sir simply because a customer is less likely to bad mouth a guy, where as they will corner a female thinking if they swear or holler they might get their point across or get their way or what ever it is they want…. so we have both sides of the coin, remember, a lot of countries are outsourcing to india, where no one knows what the hell they are saying, but they work cheap…its all about the bottom line with these companies

    November 20, 2016
  6. jasminetost

    This is really very true and I also feel it irritating sometimes because we use this word all the day. And we really don’t like to hear that someone calls anybody mam all the time and the essay on time reviewservice is one of my most favorite websites today. We can avoid saying mam if we use some other cool word instead of this.

    December 04, 2016