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I never did like nicknames, whether they were for me or not. Sometimes they were cute names for family members and other times not so.  

 In my adult life just recently I come to the conclusion that nicknames are derogatory. Could I be overreacting?
Here’s what happened to me. A group of coworkers went out for drinks and such. I got tipsy off of that Apple Martini, and of course I wasn’t the only one feeling good. The fun and flirting started everyone was participating. When we left the lounge, I drove myself home and I went alone.

  

  The monday back at work someone wants to give me a nickname, so that everyone else will know we went out together, i said, “if they didn’t go they don’t need to know” and “I don’t want a nickname.”

   The nickname was in reference to a “lawnchair” ie,,fold you up and put you on your back.

  How would you react to this?



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    • 0 votes vote up vote up

      Vikki Hall wrote Jan 7, 2009
    • I don’t think I would take that too kindly....  

      I have a few nicknames but they are in reference to my real name Victoria... Vikki, Vik, hey you, vhall and so on unless Bitch counts?

      I would discourage it strongly but with a smile since you work with those people.



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      Mz. Queen wrote Jan 7, 2009
    • I like both responses. It made me mad because they obviously didn’t have as much fun as I did and that is indicative of their everyday demeanor. I am fun loving even when I’m straight and I always attract attention from the opposite sex. They were recieving attention but they don’t know how to have a good time, (my opinion).  

        One lady was with her man so she of course couldn’t let go as much as she probably would had he not been there.

      47nwiser



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      UK Girl wrote Jan 7, 2009
    • What a vile nickname and how rude .....



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      Rena Bennefield wrote Jan 7, 2009
    • I would be a bit pi*sed off if it were me. I have one nickname and I got it when I worked at a bar when I lived in Michigan..I have had it for 30yrs. It was made in refrence to a part of my out fit I had to wear..But to be called something like that I would feel I was the ass end of a bad joke.. Thats just me...Let them know you would rather not be called that.



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      Mz. Queen wrote Jan 7, 2009
    • It would be all in fun if it was sincere, but I know enough about these people to know they are not my friends and I should probably reconsider going out with this group again. They really don’t like my personality or me sometimes. That’s what I believe.



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      Mz. Queen wrote Jan 7, 2009
    • Thanks for all your love and support. They are not using the nickname as I stopped it before it started, but like I said I may have to stop attending these outings unless they understand that I’m offended and discontinue the idea of ever tagging me again.

      47nsmarter



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