I work with a man who refers to me and two other younger female employees as "girls."
I don't understand how he can think that that is okay, no matter how congenial the relationship. He also happens to be someone who interrupts me regularly and who seems to think we exist to accommodate him.
I feel like that he should have the common sense to view and treat us as what we are - grown women. I overheard him once calling us "the girls" and I corrected him - no smile on my face.