What got me was that she said she had to know where it was to get out of high school
My daughter learned all the states in 3rd grade.
Last edited by lacarnut; 11-18-2009 at 01:27 PM.
This would fall under the first category in my post, not the formality category. ;)
Last edited by GrumpyOldLady; 11-18-2009 at 01:26 PM.
I do not use ma'am/sir very often but did when I was young. When I get caught for speeding, I use the term yes sir and most of the time I get off with a warning.
I don't overuse the terms...but they are nice to get a persons attention that is looking the other way...."sir can I help you." Then the old bastard knows to turn around. :D
Last edited by RobJohnson; 11-18-2009 at 02:21 PM.
I use them. I only like ma'am to be said to me when it's another southerner. I was raised to call all of my friends parents and my mother's friends "Mrs." By the time I had Tristan, everybody had apparantly decided that they should be referred to as "Miss (insert first name)". I tried to fight it but I just gave up after awhile.
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