StormCnter posted on Suggested Reading My daughter works in downtown Austin. Anyone remember the best-selling book of a few years ago, Philipp Meyer's "The Son"? It's about several generations of a Texas family. The book is being filmed for television near my daughter's office. She says it's weird going into the bathroom and sharing it with extras dressed in Republic of Texas period costumes. Pierce Brosnan stars, but she hasn't spotted him yet. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16240761-the-son?from_se arch=true
MeiDei so cute I watched it twice! Thanks for the link.
August 15 at 07:20 EST .
StormCnter posted on Pet Peeves I hate for strangers to call me by my first name without being invited to do so. Petty? Yes, but it annoys me.
August 12 at 05:51 EST .
FlatCityGirl And receptionists at doctor's offices, etc., people I've never laid eyes on on, calling me Hon, or Dear or Sweetie.
I think it's demeaning.
August 12 at 08:50 EST .
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StormCnter Years ago, my mother took my grandmother to my mom's doctor for a checkup. They had never met. When the doctor called my grandmother "Mama", she picked up her purse and walked out.
August 12 at 09:33 EST .
FlatCityGirl "Younger than you" people often believe they are being respectful when they address you as "Mama," or they are endearing themselves to you when they call you "Hon." I don't know why that is.
August 12 at 09:56 EST .
MeiDei I prefer being addressed as Mrs ___ until I'm comfortable with the person - then 1st name OK. When I taught CCD and only knew the name(s ) of the most "verbal" I called everyone else darlin' 'til I knew their nqmes - no one seemed to mind - wouldn't do so w/an adult. I often go through a register w/the same 2 ladies (cashier & bagger ) - they've taken to calling me "sweet lady" and I call them "my lovelies" - none of which is obvious but it makes us smile and banter.
Gram77 I'm never going to get everything read on my list but this book sounds like it should go to the top of my list!
August 9 at 18:22 EST .
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StormCnter posted on Movies & Reviews Mei tells me I should make an occasional appearance, although she clearly is doing a wonderful job. So, here is my contribution. Mei will know why. The movie opens this month.