Is any other woman offended by a waiter or waitress referring to a group you are in as "Guys"? Not just a group - it happens when Bill and I are alone are the group.
"Can I get you guys anything to drink?"
"You guys plan to have dessert?"
"Are you guys ready to order?"
"You guys need refills?"
In this day and age of right speak, or whatever you want to call it, I am surprised this has not been the subject of any discussion. Since noticing it a year or two ago, I have really become sensitized to the address "guys" So I thought about a substitute word, and have concluded that "guys" is redundant. It is always preceded by "you" and if removed from these examples ceases annoying me.
Now, I have thought of myself as "one of the guys" in sports, business and a myriad other areas. But I never expected to be called a guy.
So all people out there, help me get "guys" removed from restaurant speak.
Or as Elvis would say, "Thank you, thank you very much."