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Thursday, March 3, 2011
ma-DAM it all!
You know you are getting old when you are referred to as "Madam." I got madam'd yesterday. I turned around looking for Bea Arthur (although that would be hard since she is dead.) Madam? Really? I understand this is just a polite way to address a women, but it still depresses me to no end. I like to think that I am secure in my age, how I feel & how I look as a women of 41. But maybe I'm kidding myself. YEP, I am kidding myself. Madam sucks!
Let's take a look at some Madams just to prove my point.
<--Madame Curie: She's a looker. A Polish-born French chemist & physicist known for her work in radioactivity. She sounds like a hoot!
Madame de Pompadour: -->
She was a stunner too. Most famous for being King Louis XV's mistress, not for her youthful good looks..
Are you getting my point? Madam = old & withered. Two very, very bad words. Now let's not forget the most famous one of all....
Heidi Fleiss: The madam to the stars. Arrested for running a brothel in California and hooking (pun..lol) Charlie Sheen up regularly. She looks like the love child between Karen Allen & The Joker with a hint of Courtney Cox sans makeup..
Madam, in any sense of the word, is neither complimentary nor respectful in my book. To hell with chivalry! Couldn't I at least get a Miss? I would even accept a Ma'am. Damn you cashier at Target! (or should I say maDAM you!!) Sad thing is he probably was old enough to be my son. It's bad enough I am getting mailers from AARP, found 2 gray eyelashes & I can't stay awake past 9pm, now this? This growing old gracefully is crap. How I long for the days of all-nighters & vodkashots until you go blind.They are just a distant memory.
So it is official, I AM OLD! If you need me in my rocking chair, sipping on a gimlet & watching reruns of The Golden Girls...cue the catchy theme song.