last week i had a twenty-something waitress at tgi fridays who called me “sweetie.” just like i would have: she didn’t start calling me that right away, she waited until we had a little bit of a rapport going. it was the cutest thing EV4R. she’d come to my table and ask me something, i’d answer, she’d say “okay sweetie,” and give me the double thumbs-up. the thumbs-up thing would have normally irked me pretty bad, but she had so many positive points for calling me “sweetie,” and she was so earnest about it. you’d have thought she invented the double thumbs-up.
her name was jacqui. yay for you, jacqui, and all the other cute twenty-something girls in the world.