I remember freshman year of high school, I had a tendency to call everyone hon, or sweetie, or something along those lines. Who knows why, but sadly, I did. Then I remember all of a sudden one day in science class, Mr. Moeckel called on me, and all I remember is at some point during my answer, I managed to call him hon. Not only was I made fun of all of that semester, but it cured me from calling anyone hon after that. I actually couldn't stand those terms at all after that because it reminded me of that embarrassing moment.
I talk on the phone several days with Paden, especially since we aren't in the same town together. Each time we talk he'll call me honey, darling, sugar, babe, etc. often saying most, if not all, in one conversation. Even though to some people they are cheesy names or they think they are silly, I love it. I don't know why, but it makes me feel all sorts of special and loved, plus it's just so stinking cute!
So even though I'm going to try to refrain from calling any of my professors hon, I sure don't mind terms of endearment any longer.