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WHAT?! OMG, I would lose.my.shit if this happened to me. I mean, I have gotten similar treatment where people talk to my husband and then if I say something they respond to my husband and it drives me bonkers. I've refused to do business with people over it actually.

But just goes to show you what one person deems polite or good manners another person deems disrespectful.
one of the reasons some places women can't do business as they would "trigger" on that, atleast having a partner knowing to cooldown or make one understand where to take the next step would help and make it back for both sides, where as you gain respect back more so and can move a bit more freely even if it wasn't the best start sometimes you just gotta work a bit on others cultures/views/"rules".

Some of it is meant to be a bit more "respectfull" as they don't know it wouldn't be and so the different treatments of women from place to place as you could see just by words to actions/reactions.

and so on.


If I understand what you're saying, I agree if the culture/country dictates that women cannot do business, then as a visitor you've got to work within those confines.

But what I was talking about was doing business in America (the poster was in Arizona, I believe, so I assumed he was talking about practices he does in America), where that kind of thing is bullshit and I don't have to take it.

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you should hear what some of these people call you after you're out of hearing range

the people who say it are the ones who grew up hearing it. It's not blatantly offensive
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But what I was talking about was doing business in America (the poster was in Arizona, I believe, so I assumed he was talking about practices he does in America), where that kind of thing is bullshit and I don't have to take it.
thanks for atleast understood something of what I said XP
oh yeah, if its that it could be also they are used with doing business with males so its normal but if lets say he don't think she would respond in the same way he does or that they as a person has a hard time with girls in general and don't really know how to talk to you or if its they who don't know how to business with you without being "effected" in some way, either by look (single, never been so close its uncomfortable doing business?)

From those being like this.
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I usually start by saying 'hi'. That's the extent I generally go to address people older than kids who I don't know. I'll sometimes use 'sweety/hunny' etc with kids.
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Posted 2/26/16

Freddy96NO wrote:


Pahoehoe5 wrote:
But what I was talking about was doing business in America (the poster was in Arizona, I believe, so I assumed he was talking about practices he does in America), where that kind of thing is bullshit and I don't have to take it.
thanks for atleast understood something of what I said XP
oh yeah, if its that it could be also they are used with doing business with males so its normal but if lets say he don't think she would respond in the same way he does or that they as a person has a hard time with girls in general and don't really know how to talk to you or if its they who don't know how to business with you without being "effected" in some way, either by look (single, never been so close its uncomfortable doing business?)

From those being like this.
while




Very interesting hypotheticals But I would think if a man has that much trouble dealing with women, he probably shouldn't be any kind of salesman or sales clerk, at least in America. He may be in the wrong line of business! Should probably get a job where he doesn't deal with people until he learns some social skills
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made me laugh
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Damn I wish people greeted me with honey haha. I get greeted with [email protected], dude, sir, and oi. Oh and I forgot "BRAAAA or BREW". If we're talking about myself I'll greet a female in a business setting//formal or just a stranger in general with ma'am or madam. Male I'd say sir. Non formal I use mate, dude, bro or gent.
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Damn I wish people greeted me with honey haha. I get greeted with [email protected], dude, sir, and oi. Oh and I forgot "BRAAAA or BREW". If we're talking about myself I'll greet a female in a business setting//formal or just a stranger in general with ma'am or madam. Male I'd say sir. Non formal I use mate, dude, bro or gent.


You should go full on 'Brother!', if you can say it strongly enough and keep a straight face doing it while looking them directly in the eye.
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It doesn't matter. You can't do much about it so you shouldn't even worry about it. Don't let that sort of thing get under your skin.
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gornotck wrote:


GrandMasterTime wrote:

Damn I wish people greeted me with honey haha. I get greeted with [email protected], dude, sir, and oi. Oh and I forgot "BRAAAA or BREW". If we're talking about myself I'll greet a female in a business setting//formal or just a stranger in general with ma'am or madam. Male I'd say sir. Non formal I use mate, dude, bro or gent.


You should go full on 'Brother!', if you can say it strongly enough and keep a straight face doing it while looking them directly in the eye.


If I can't think of anything I just say "MATE" really loudly. Works just as well.
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When working with the public I always deferred to Miss (or Ms), Mrs or Mr if I knew the person's last name. If I didn't it was Miss, Ma'am and Sir. I had one exception in which I called a woman flirting milady accidentally (I had worked 16 hours straight so my brain was misfiring) but luckily she laughed. It's the norm up here in New England to use the old-school honorifics.
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