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Letter: Sales people talk down to seniors

People crowd the first floor of Macy's department

People crowd the first floor of Macy's department store as they open at midnight in New York to start the stores' Black Friday shopping weekend. (Nov. 23, 2012) Photo Credit: Getty Images

At this time of year, I'd like to address the sales people and cashiers. Please don't address seniors as "honey," "dear" or "sweetheart."

A simple "ma'am" or "sir" will do. It's more polite, and it's sufficient. Not all of us are sweet or even dear.

Lorraine Barkan, Oceanside
 

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