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when do you call a girl/woman "ma'am" and when do you call her "miss"? i always get very anxious about this.
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>>25708495
I call younger women maam to make them uncomfortable about age, and I like calling really old women maam for fun. I like to call old men sir
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>>25708552
beta

>>25708495
if you're a wagecuck, older woman in managing role = ma'am
younger woman in managing role = miss
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>>25708612
but how do you tell which to use when you're unsure if she's older or younger? i'm not good at judging ages.
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>>25708495
I say ma'am in a fake thick southern accent even though I live in Los Angeles. It makes it funny. Especially great when you tip a imaginary cowboy hat when you say it.

I worked at staples as a technician and I got fired over this.
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Am I the only person who's never said "miss" or "ma'am" in their life? (In the context of "Excuse me miss" etc.) I'm 31 and have a career where I interact with normal adults and I've never felt the urge to say those things. Also never said "sir".
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>>25708495
I'm not sure, that's why I don't talk.
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>>25708694
You got fired over something so small? What the fuck, family.
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>>25708495
"Ma'am" = married woman, "Miss" = single. That's why people tend to use ma'am all the time, to be polite and not to infer that she's single or incapable of dating.
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>>25708944
but i worry she might take it as an insinuation she's old and take that as an insult
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Just go by the French rule. Ma'am for women who are married or over the age of 35. Miss for unmarried women younger than 35.
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>>25709067
But that's OP problem. He can't perceive their age. What is he supposed to say?

>"Excuse me. Are you married? Oh... in that case: Have a nice day, miss".
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>>25708495
Ma'am is always respectable

yet somehow when someone calls me ma'am I think "Did you just ;ma'am; me?"

so I go by how old someone is and if I'm being petty I call someone I don't like ma'am

"Ma'am, please don't make a scene or I'll have to ask you to leave."
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Any adult woman I address as ma'am, especially if they're SJW-types, it's always hilarious because they want to get indignant but can't because I'm just being polite

Women are upset by the dumbest things
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>>25708925
That, and saying "nice mustache"

Oh, and stealing a lot of batteries.
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>>25709101
If you are unsure say miss. Is a win/win situation
If she is single you nailed it
If she is married she will feel great because someone basically told her she looks younger than she is.
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