179/365 Not what I expected, but still annoying

Got my first email from the new task lead. He’s decided to call me “Miss Dona.” Ugh. I don’t remember that he was from the South, so it’s probably his way of being cute? Nice? Getting to know me?

So, should I send this or let him continue to call me Miss Dona?

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11 thoughts on “179/365 Not what I expected, but still annoying

      • Oh, too bad, I really like your proposed reply… although it might have been more effective if you had ended it with three exclamation points instead of a period (along with the smiley face), just to let him know that you’re also a psychopath and can give as good as you get.

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  1. The “miss” if he’s from the south or parts of the midwest is his attempt at being polite. Or he’s gay? Not to feed into stereotypes but I can hear many gay friends use “miss” like that.

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    • I don’t know for sure where he grew up or if he is gay. I worked with him several years ago and don’t recall an accent or got any gay vibes. I think he thought it was cute to call me Miss Dona. He referred to a colleague I mentioned (who told me to say hello) as Miss [her last name] so it might just be a personal quirk.

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  2. Definitely a southern thang, and Maryland is the northernmost point of the south…I hear this a lot here in my old hometown, and my bff’s in-their-late-20s daughters still call me Miss Indigo.

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