Strangers are calling me a name I can’t stand

Dear Amy: I’ve been a professional woman my whole adult life and have always been treated with respect. I’ve always treated others with politeness and respect.

Amy Dickinson 

After turning 75, things suddenly changed: My first name is “Marilyn” and I’m now called “Miss Marilyn” by store clerks, receptionists, salespeople, dental hygienists, nurses, accountants, drug store employees and more!

Anyone who has sight of my name immediately calls me “Miss Marilyn!”

It makes me feel demeaned and diminished.

Have I fallen into a Twilight Zone of Old Age Names? Am I the new title actor in “Driving Miss Daisy”? Am I destined to be called by a name I don’t like?

Can you help?

 NOT Miss Marilyn


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