Monday, March 9, 2009

Don't Call Me Babe.

Don’t Call Me Babe

Tony made a mistake when he called her Babe. Or Did He. In many parts of the country especially the South, it is common for men and women to refer to someone they are talking to as “Honey.” It is just the polite, warm, light way of addressing you when they don’t know your name. “Well, Honey, the grits are great this morning and every morning for that matter.”
“Babe” is a similar and is used mostly by guys referring to you are their close girlfriend when you may or may not be. It is also used by women referring to their man. Remember Sonny and Cher, “I Got You Babe.” Times have changed. “Gay” has gone from happy to homosexual to something else that I can’t get teenagers to explain. Although it seems to mean Stupid today.

Anyway, when Tony referred to the young lady he just met as “Babe”, she took it in a negative way. A new time Tony, wake up.

In Tony’s defense, he did strike a revealingly important cord with her. She promptly informed him that she was NOT EASY. But That is for tomorrow.