That's right, sweetie bigred, I am so glad you see the difference. Most normal people who are secure in their intelligence, patience, etc., don't mind if fast food, store clerks, even nurses call them sweetie, honey, etc. I do have a problem with the elderly residents/patients who may be "with it" or "in La La land", called "sweety, baby, honey or whatever", by the staff. We should all show respect and call them Mr. or Ms. So and So. Very rarely there will be an unusual nickname that some resident has been called for "years" and you will call them by that name. That's like calling President Clinton, "Hey, sweetie lips." Oops, bad example. You know what I mean, show some respect.