Are you someone's "old lady"?

@lisado (1228)
United States
May 29, 2007 11:23am CST
I don't know why but I have always hated that nickname! I was talking to my husband on the phone and someone called me his "old lady". I wanted to scream! It's right up there with being called his "ball and chain". My husband usually warns them not to say that, knowing I hate it, but this person shot off their mouth before he could head her off. I'm his wife, not his "old lady". It's not an endearment to me. It drives me nuts! Does this, or any other nickname for wives (or husbands) drive you bonkers?
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@jolly223 (73)
• United States
29 May 07
I am not married but I don't like that name. Being called someone's old lady would bother me too. I want more respect than that. At least call me by my name.
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@freak369 (5122)
• United States
30 May 07
When I hear someone using that term I think about the bikers and how they would always call their girlfriends their "old lady". I've never had anyone call me that but if they did, I;d probably punch them lol.
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@lisado (1228)
• United States
28 Jun 07
Same here! My husband sometimes teases me about being an "older woman" since I am 1 1/2 years older than he is, but he hasn't called me his old lady. A lot of the guys he works with uses that term and it grates on my nerves. I hear them in the background when we're on the phone (they'll ask him if he's talking to his old lady) and it makes me want to drive over and pop them one!
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@melanie652 (2525)
• United States
30 May 07
I don't like that term either. It's certainly not one of endearment! Ball and chain is offensive to me too. Where do people come up with this stuff?! I'm with you on this.
@34momma (13891)
• United States
30 May 07
i don't like boo. or when men and women call each other mommie and daddy. and wifey is one that get's under my skin too. what ever happend to honey, sweetie, baby, those sweet names of yester year
@kelly60 (4548)
• United States
29 May 07
I agree completely. I would never want to be called either an old lady or a ball and chain, or anything else of the sort. A husband is a husband, a wife is a wife, a boyfriend is a boyfriend, a girlfriend is a girlfriend and so forth. Thre isn't any need for these other terms. I'm sure that they are not meant to be insulting, but they certainly show a lack of respect.
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@lifeluver (743)
• Canada
29 May 07
I couldn't resist responding to this post because it made me laugh a little. Although I'm not anyone's "old lady", my mother is. My brother has called her that since I can remember! Even when he calls to this day, he'll say "The old lady home?" Silly man, I don't know where this term came from but I don't think it's very respectful at all.
@lisado (1228)
• United States
28 Jun 07
lol My mother would have a fit if we called her old lady! At 34 year old there is no way I'd call my mom that unless I said it with a huge smile and ran like crazy as soon as it came out of my mouth! lol
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