You guys, this is nuts

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - VOICES -

It has be­come quite com­mon­place for a male and fe­male cou­ple to be greeted, mainly in restau­rants, but else­where as well, as “you guys.” Re­cently, my fe­male com­pan­ion and I went into a Cracker Bar­rel and the wait­ress came up and said, “Hi, guys, my name is so-and-so and I will be tak­ing care of you tonight. Can I start you guys off with some­thing to drink?” She re­turned with our drinks and said, “OK, guys, here are your drinks and your or­der should be out shortly.” Then, when she brought our or­der and set it down be­fore us, she said, “can I get you guys any­thing else?”

I couldn’t bite my tongue a fifth time and said, very po­litely, “First of all, she isn’t a ‘guy,’ which should be ob­vi­ous to any­one, and yet you have re­ferred to her as a ‘guy’ four times

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