I feel (and am) rather aged coming back to London after more than thirty years.
I didn’t know how difficult it is to get called Ms – just by spelling it out you draw to yourself the attention you didn’t want.
I thought it was only in the USA that things like ‘Howdy, MMarks’ (the way WordPress greets me backstage) were encountered, or Moo cards originated (posted in a box marked ‘Yay!’, and apparently can’t be received in a plain envelope).
But today at Sainsbury’s, joining the queue for personal service and buying a ‘southern fried chicken wrap’, I am met with ‘Babes, why don’t you get a Meal Deal?’
Someone trying to sell solar panels greets me at the door with ‘Hello darling, how are you today?’ In fact the words ‘How are you today?’ signal a cold phone call.
A mailing-list colleague says how much he dislikes Virgin Mobile addressing him as ‘Peeps’!
To quote another poster:
Office 2013 has bits of that. When one finishes a spell-check, a pop-up box announces:
“Spelling and grammar check complete. You’re good to go!”
After doing something else, it answers: “We did that for you.” Who’s “we”?
Somewhere else it replies, “Nope.”
I suppose I am becoming the old person I was destined to be.
Anyone else having difficulties with the modern world?