How do you feel about being called by your first name on the phone by business people you have never even met? I was called 'babe' twice last week, once by a traffic warden and once by a yong guy at the check out of my local supermarket! Should I be flattered or offended??
I guess it's just a sign of the informal times we live in Angie44 so I tend to go with the flow and not mind. If I was called 'babe' by a young guy in the flesh (ie not over the phone) I'm not quite sure whether I would a) Be flabbergastedly flattered b) Question his eyesight c) Go off and Google if 'babe' has suddenly become a derogatory term