Honey, Sweetie, Dearie

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Beginning my summer “re-runs” of pieces I’ve published elsewhere. Here’s an essay from Changes in Life, 2013: Retail nicknames, those adjectives you hear when you order something, buy something, borrow something. To butter you up, these service workers call you “Hon” as a cozy gesture to win you over, make the sale, grow their tip. This begins as soon as …