Dear Editor,

I would like to challenge your readers a little bit.

How far back did all this start? I'm talking about the phrase we hear every day in the marketplace, on the street and in the restaurant. It is: "Hi, guys!"

My wife and I are in our 70s, and whenever we enter a restaurant (the only luxury we will enjoy) the servers come over and say, "Hi, guys!"

My wife looks at me and says, "When did I turn into a guy?"

Did all this happen in the '40s, when women stopped wearing dresses and started wearing slacks?

In the '50s we enjoyed the guys and gals routine. Of course, there was a definite difference between the two at the time!

Was it during the sexual revolution of the '60s?

Perhaps it was the '70s when more men had long hair or the '80s when more females had tattoos!

The '90s saw more professional women wearing what appear to be a male's black suit! Maybe it occurred when the first sign went in the barbershop window that said, "UNISEX" salon!

Then again, perhaps it just started with the new changes in the marriage act? (You know, two guys can marry, or two gals can marry and one becomes the guy?) No wonder the institution of marriage is suffering when our society can't tell the difference between a guy and a gal!

I hope someone can help me out here, because the other day our 57-year-old daughter called home and said, "Hey, guys!"

Richard M. Gross

Lehighton