Don't 'buddy' me, buddy!

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by swee'pea99, 7 Jun 2016.

  1. swee'pea99

    swee'pea99 Legendary Member

    Some of the younger bar staff hereabouts have taken to calling me 'buddy'. 'Alright, buddy?' 'What can I get you buddy?' No! No, no, no! I am not your buddy. I am not, for that matter, anyone's 'buddy'. Please, desist. Do not address me thus.

    To be fair, I find 'mate' almost as annoying, and I also dislike 'sir'. In fact I can't think of any term they could use that wouldn't annoy me at least a bit. Totally unreasonable. But 'buddy' is the worst. 'Buddy' really gets on my tit. I don't know why, but there it is.

    (Funnily enough, if an Aussie calls me 'mate', it doesn't bother me at all. No idea why. I guess I'm just too old for logic...)
  2. Why not tell them rather than us?
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  3. OP

    swee'pea99 Legendary Member

    I punched the last one on the nose - does that count?
    srw, tyred, Oldbloke and 4 others like this.
  4. derrick

    derrick The Glue that binds us together.

    They can call me what they like, as long as the beer keeps coming.:cheers:
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  5. dan_bo

    dan_bo How much does it cost to Oldham?

    Just relax pal.
    speccy1, User45, 400bhp and 3 others like this.
  6. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    South Manchester
    Chill Sweet Pea !! :tongue:
  7. betty swollocks

    betty swollocks large member

    How about 'blossomchops'?
    srw likes this.
  8. It's all very confusing with kids. Bad and sic now mean good. It's always the opposite. It's how I know I'm really awesome as everyone calls me tw@t and w@anker.
    Last edited: 7 Jun 2016
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  9. ufkacbln

    ufkacbln Guest

    Friend of ours in Ayrshire has a French wife

    The first time she was met with "Is that you, Hen?" She was less than impressed

    Apparently "Hen" is a phrase for a lady of negotiable virtue in France
  10. Crackle

    Crackle Squatter

    Don't fuss, dear.
  11. Dave 123

    Dave 123 Guru

    Everything ok guys?
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  12. ufkacbln

    ufkacbln Guest

    Or "Man, you are SIck"
    Apparently a massive complinent
  13. RoubaixCube

    RoubaixCube ~Tribanese~

    London, UK
    I find it works to don a Joe Pesci voice and say "How ya doin pal?"*

    *Homealone movie reference
  14. Yellow Saddle

    Yellow Saddle Veteran

    Loch side.
    Listen least he didn't call you dude.
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  15. ColinJ

    ColinJ It's a puzzle ...

    The fruit and veg man at our local market used to call me 'love'! I found it strangely disturbing ... Apparently, it is a Leeds thing.

    I am not keen on 'pal', 'mate', 'buddy', or 'brother' either.

    The last time my sister called me 'brother', I didn't speak to her for a week! :laugh:
    Maverick Goose and swee'pea99 like this.
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