I used to know some interesting women. I would join them for an hour here and there when I was available, during my working years. In my humble opinion, they have become so self promoting, that now I have some new friends. The old friends were on "The View". Barbara, Joy, Sherri, Elizabeth and the next has changed over the years from Meredith, to Rosie to Whoopie. Over the years I've grown tired of the in-house bickering. I don't think Joy is funny anymore. She's annoying. Elizabeth was the only conservative so she is on the defense constantly. Not everything that happens in the world is political ladies. Lighten up. Get over yourselves. Seriously.
Now I have some new friends that I would much rather spend a hour with. The ladies of "The Talk". Julie Chen, Holly Robinson Peete, Leah Remini, Sharon Osbourne and Sara Gilbert. I'm as political as the next person, so if I want to hear that, I'll go to the news networks. I want to hear them dish the dirt. Especially Sharon. Love her. So recently, they have shared their opinions of a variety of questions that I'll ask you. These are major issues/world changing even, that should be discussed.
1. Do you like being called "ma'am,"? How about "honey, sweetie, darling" by people you don't know?
Ok, now that I'm older than dirt, and live in the south and around a bunch of Marines, I have been "ma'amed" all over the place. I'm fine with it. It is a show of respect. The military and southern manners says you "ma'am" and "sir" everyone. I remember being in my early 20's the first time it happened to me and I was shocked and offended. Now I am a "Ma'am".
Living in the south, I have been called "sweetie, honey and darling" by waitresses, cashiers and a librarian. I don't think that is appropriate anywhere by any age. I don't appreciate it at all, but I don't say anything to them. I feel it's not meant as an insult, although, I don't think it is at all respectful of them or appropriate in a business situation. I can't remember it ever happening in the north.
2. Do you take your shoes off in the house?
We do. I didn't want little feet bringing in dirt on my clean floors so I've always had everyone take their shoes off. I don't ask company to remove theirs. I just hope they would. I do take off mine when I go to someone else's home however.
Growing up, we didn't. I don't think it occurred to my mother.
3. Is it OK for children to ever be naked in public?
I say "No", only because of the world we live in. My girls always wore the cute little bathing suits, even in our own backyard. I think the little bodies are adorable but the world is not as innocent as it used to be.
4. What TV program would you bring back? Not in reruns, but updated with the same feel.
I have 2 favorites. the first is "Dallas". Loved the JR, Bobby, Cliff feuds and the clothes of Sue Ellen and Pammy... Can we please bring back the bling of that wardrobe?
The second has to be "The Cosby Show". The writers on that show were phenomenal. My daughters and I still quote it. Mama Clare always got in the last word.
OK, I lied. There are 3. "Designing Women" when Suzanne Sugarbaker (Delta Burke) was there. Gotta love those ladies.
What do you say?