Thursday, 8 April 2010

Is it Just the Way I Look?

I had an appointment at the hospital today to have my blood checked. (My AF means I'm on warfarin at present) The young nurse called me "Darlin'", and I came out quite shocked. It seems to be happening quite a lot recently, as I've been called "pet", "dear", "petal", and other such "endearments" that I hear the inmates being called by staff in my dad's care home. I often heard these "endearments", too, in geriatric wards. Am I beginning to look my age, or worse, older than I look? Does my demeanor demand that others feel maternalistic, or feel they can patronise? I need to be told.

5 comments:

Tim said...

Don't worry too much. I've been called `petal' before now, although I was in geordieland at the time.

Morag said...

I was being called "little lady" and told not to worry my "pretty little head" about hospital test results by a consultant 2 months after I graduated with a Pharmacology postgrad qualification. I think they just get trained in how to patronise.

Suem said...

A friend of mine got paranoid (OK - a bit anxious really) when he got called "Pops" at the checkout. He had just turned 40...

Chris said...

Maybe they think you look like a wee laddie? Which, of course, you will always be to me!

avenscent said...

Yes afraid being called darling and dear and all those endearing things means we are getting old.lol.