Be careful what you say...! in SASS Wire Saloon Posted December 29, 2016 I'm reminded of the time in San Francisco (where else?) when I walked into the break room at work... three female-type persons were seated at a nearby table; I smiled, and said "Good morning, ladies..." At which one of 'em turned, glowered at me, and snapped "We are WOMEN! We are NOT 'ladies'!" I smiled again and responded "Well then... I reckon you aren't at that," and walked away. Did you get talked to by HR for that?