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"Here You Go, Boss"

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Write-brained, May 16, 2007.


Men, when someone in the service industry calls you "boss" or "chief" they are being:

  1. Polite and Conversational

  2. A Patronizing Dickhead

  1. Went to Applebee's tonight. Waiter kept calling me, "Boss."

    "Here's your burger, Boss. Do you want another beer, Boss? Do you want your check, Boss? Do you want me to clear your plate, Boss?"

    I've always found this to be patronizing, if not condescending. I can't imagine calling anyone I respect who's not my boss, "Boss". "Chief" is another word I despise. The only time I've ever used the word, "Chief" was to verbally backhand someone younger than me.

    I gave the waiter my customary 20 percent tip because I was in a good mood, but does this grate on anyone else's nerves? And do women have an equivalent for other women?
  2. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    Doesn't bother me.
  3. shockey

    shockey Active Member

    wouldn't bother me, boss. but if it did, i'd just say, "thanks (name on tag), i'm shockey. people call me shockey. try it. it's fun!"
  4. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    Who the fuck is that, boss?
  5. markvid

    markvid Guest

    I absolutely hate it.
    Makes me feel like I'm in prison.
  6. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    This kind of response is what makes you the phenom you are. ;)

    Boss Tweed, 3bags. :)
  7. That makes sense. Obviously your social skills are much more developed than mine.
  8. ondeadline

    ondeadline Well-Known Member

    I don't know, boss. )

    Seriously, I guess it depends on the facial expression of the person. I think in most cases, I'd prefer not to be talked to like that, but I can see a situation where it wouldn't be that bad.

    I don't object, but have always found it funny to have customer-service people who are women call me sweetheart or honey. It probably is a southern thing. I noticed that I've never had that happen when I'm with my wife. :)
  9. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    This guy had no problem with it...

  10. Flying Headbutt

    Flying Headbutt Moderator Staff Member

    Did you mean this guy, Inky?

  11. Smasher_Sloan

    Smasher_Sloan Active Member

    Three squares a day and the best sex you ever had.
  12. markvid

    markvid Guest

    Really? Can you cash in Marriott points?
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