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September 22, 2009 7:00 AM

Wham, Bam, No Thank You to Ma'am

Do you remember the first time you were ma'am-ed?I do. I was standing in line to use a bank machine at a rest stop on the Florida Turnpike. I was in my late 30s and a cute, college-age guy walked up and dropped the m-bomb on me."Excuse me, ma'am, are you in line?"I was stunned. In ma'am shock. Here I was thinking about how well he filled out those jeans and all he was thinking about was how long he had to wait while the old dame fumbled with her ATM card. Suddenly, I was thrust into the same category as my grandmother ...

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