"Cain said, 'Darling, do you mind doctoring my tea for me?'" Deace said.
Anyone who's offended by that has NO business working in a job that requires her to deal with the public.
Seriously, darling, put on your big-girl panties and lighten the hell up.
I had a feeling that whatever Cain said was, at worst, one of those things people say when they think the mood is a jovial, "we're all friends here" vibe, which was followed by the sound of a phonograph needle being dragged across a record as some wet blanket snaps a 180 and makes everything go all silent and serious.
Wow. Offended by a Southern guy using a fatherly term of endearment in a casual social situation.
Well, as they say down South, "bless her heart."