Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussions' started by Abner, Aug 27, 2017.
I guess I must be getting older. :smile: I don't feel older.
People have been calling me "sir" for around 25-30 years. I know they don't mean it. No respect. Quite the reverse. :sad:
I notice i get called "sir" a lot more if I don't shave.
So there you are admiring the form of that young woman leaving the store ahead of you. And then she turns and smiles...while holding the door for you.
I found wearing a tie helps. Besides getting the "sir" more, people seem - however slightly - more inclined to do as I ask (or tell) them.
Yes - something intimidating about a tie. I wear one 7 days a week, whether I need to or not. Last time I counted, I had 55 of them. When I'm dressed up, people sometimes think I'm a retired lawyer or policeman - the only two groups they might be scared of.
It's probably the way that you carry yourself. No longer as a scrappy rookie, but as a seasoned veteran of life who has many, many years of his prime left.
If there's anything that throws me off it's women- young and old- that I meet who call me "sweetie" or "honey". Sometimes, I gather, it's just the waitress trying to soften me up to get a bigger tip from me, but what about the woman behind the counter at the post office ? I don't get it.
Do you ask for the type of stamps you have to lick?
Thanks. Nice of you to say that, Maniac. But the truth is, if they took my tie away, I'd probably start crying. :wink:
Yeah, my beard turned white early, so I get rid of it since it makes a huge difference in how old I look.
I typically only wear a tie if I am required to, such as a work related court appearance. I prefer Jerry Garcia ties, my own little joke on the system.
Hello, Sir Abner!
Similarly, I get called Ma'am more. I think it's a combo of my age and that I live in the south. Still, heck yes.
My students always called me Chef DeRosa and I introduce myself to children (my kid's friends) as Mrs. DeRosa. I require that of my children when referring to other adults- I think there is a message to send to children that adults and children are not "friends" - I like lines and boundaries.
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